11 days in South Carolina, Georgia & North Carolina Itinerary

11 days in South Carolina, Georgia & North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Hilton Head
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
— 1 night
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Raleigh
— 2 nights
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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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach vacation planning site.

London, UK to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Myrtle Beach due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Myrtle Beach at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour and then take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. On the next day, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner.

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Charleston, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Hilton Head

— 1 night
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Burkes Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then stroll around Forsyth Park, and finally see a show at Historic Savannah Theatre. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic River Street.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Savannah journey maker website.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Savannah in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. April in Savannah sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Savannah

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta trip planner.

You can fly from Savannah to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Atlanta

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Raleigh

— 2 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then get curious at Marbles Kids Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at The Carolina Basketball Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, and finally stroll around Pullen Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Raleigh journey planner.

Fly from Atlanta to Raleigh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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.

Georgia travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
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.