13 days in North Carolina & South Carolina Itinerary

13 days in North Carolina & South Carolina Itinerary

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13 days in North Carolina & South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Tulsa
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Oak Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Blowing Rock
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Tulsa

1
night
Oak Island

Oak Island ©
Oak Island is a seaside town located mostly on the barrier island of Oak Island (which also contains the town of Caswell Beach), in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. For reviews and other tourist information, read Oak Island travel route planner.

Tulsa to Oak Island is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tulsa to Oak Island is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tulsa in July: highs in Oak Island hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Oak Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Holden Beach
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Holden Beach ©
Holden Beach

1
day
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock ©
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore by horseback at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then admire all the interesting features of Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, and finally look for gifts at Mast General Store.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Blowing Rock trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Oak Island to Blowing Rock. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Oak Island in July, with highs in Blowing Rock at 78°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, Mast General Store
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Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
Zipline
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine ©
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

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nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the galleries of Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then examine the collection at Asheville Pinball Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Sliding Rock, look for gifts at Mast General Store, then examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Asheville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Blowing Rock in July, you will find days in Asheville are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Mast General Store, Sliding Rock, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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Sliding Rock ©
Sliding Rock

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Family-friendly places like Pirate's Island Adventure Golf and Sea Pines Forest Preserve will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Field Beach Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hilton Head day trip app .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Hilton Head takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Asheville in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hilton Head, with lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Folly Field Beach Park ©
Folly Field Beach Park

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 29th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Fort Moultrie and then stroll through Folly Beach Public Beach. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Meyer Vogl Gallery, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Charleston are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Folly Beach, Fort Moultrie
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Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

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nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cherry Grove Beach and Myrtle Beach Pelicans. And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stop by Bijuju, wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, and tee off at Captain Hook's Adventure Golf.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach online route planner .

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Tours Golf

Side Trip

Cherry Grove Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Hollywood Wax Museum ©
Hollywood Wax Museum

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