11 days in South Carolina & North Carolina Coast Itinerary

11 days in South Carolina & North Carolina Coast Itinerary

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Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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Nags Head
— 1 day
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Myrtle Beach

— 1 night
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 8th (Mon), take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach.

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London, UK to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Myrtle Beach. Traveling from London in April, things will get a bit warmer in Myrtle Beach: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Wilmington

— 1 night
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, visit Historic District, then stop by Cape Fear Spice Merchants, and finally don't miss a visit to Riverwalk.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wilmington sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Wilmington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Wilmington

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Charleston Tea Garden and Aiken-Rhett House. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, get interesting insight from Tours, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Getting from Wilmington to Charleston by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Hilton Head

— 3 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Explore hidden gems such as Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, try for a hole-in-one at Legendary Golf, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

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Getting from Charleston to Hilton Head by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. April in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Nags Head

— 1 day
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then meet the residents at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nags Head trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Hilton Head to Nags Head takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hilton Head in April, with highs in Nags Head at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.

North Carolina Coast travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Lighthouses · Piers & Boardwalks
Plan a trip to North Carolina Coast to explore a lengthy stretch of barrier island beaches. While there, you'll have a chance to discover some 480 km (300 mi) of beaches, each offering a different vibe and a range of activities. As you holiday in North Carolina Coast, you'll also find many coastal towns, adding urban things to do to your itinerary. Things to do in North Carolina Coast range from wreck diving and working on that perfect tan, to dining at fine restaurants and exploring historical sites.