13 days in Georgia, North Carolina & South Carolina Itinerary

13 days in Georgia, North Carolina & South Carolina Itinerary

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13 days in Georgia, North Carolina & South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Jekyll Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Nags Head
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Munich

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stroll through Piedmont Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Atlanta day trip app .

Munich, Germany to Atlanta is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Munich to Atlanta, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Munich in June: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Piedmont Park ©
Piedmont Park

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, get engrossed in the history at Mountain Farm Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oconaluftee Islands Park, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bryson City trip builder tool .

Getting from Atlanta to Bryson City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in June: high temperatures in Bryson City hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Oconaluftee Islands Park ©
Oconaluftee Islands Park
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

1
night
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Angel Oak Tree, then take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Charleston Tea Plantation, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Charleston sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Charleston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryson City in June; daily highs in Charleston reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Charleston Tea Plantation, Angel Oak Tree
Highlights from your plan
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Room Escape Games

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nights
Hilton Head

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 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then putt your heart out at Legendary Golf, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, putt your heart out at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hilton Head trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Savannah Historic District, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park, then stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, then don't miss a visit to River Street Savannah, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savannah online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Savannah takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Savannah sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Savannah

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Ghost & Vampire Tours

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night
Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Faith Chapel, then take a stroll through Jekyll Island Historic District, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jekyll Island road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Jekyll Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Jekyll Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jekyll Island Historic District ©
Jekyll Island Historic District
Faith Chapel ©
Faith Chapel

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night
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
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 27th (Thu): meet the residents at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, and finally explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nags Head day trip website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Jekyll Island to Nags Head in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jekyll Island in June: highs in Nags Head hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Duck, Corolla, North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Highlights from your plan
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Parasailing & Paragliding

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