11 days in South Carolina & North Carolina Itinerary

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Myrtle Beach
— 1 day
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— 3 nights


Charleston — 3 nights

Popular historic sites such as Fort Sumter National Monument and Boone Hall Plantation are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, get engrossed in the history at Nathaniel Russell House, and settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston online visit planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Charleston. September in Charleston sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trips

Myrtle Beach — 1 day

On the 7th (Wed), kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then look for gifts at Harrelson's Seafood Market.

Make your Myrtle Beach itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Raleigh.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trip

Raleigh — 4 nights

City of Oaks

Popular historic sites such as Historic Oakwood Cemetery and Historic Oakwood are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Umstead State Park, explore the world behind art at Gregg Museum of Art & Design, get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and take a stroll through North Hills.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Raleigh travel route planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Raleigh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Raleigh, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Asheville.
Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Asheville — 3 nights

Land of the Sky

When in Asheville, make a side trip to see Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park in Chimney Rock, approximately Chimney Rock away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Biltmore, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Woolworth Walk, and view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Asheville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites · 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 travel guide

Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.