13 days in North Carolina, South Carolina & Savannah Itinerary

13 days in North Carolina, South Carolina & Savannah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
1
Charlotte
Fly
2
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6

Charlotte

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 22nd (Fri), savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then see the interesting displays at Carolinas Aviation Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Charlotte trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Charlotte. In January in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charlotte

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

Myrtle Beach

— 3 nights
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 23rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Alligator Adventure, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrews Catholic Church, then kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, and then make a trip to Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Myrtle Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Charlotte in January, Myrtle Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Nathaniel Russell House. When in Charleston, make a side trip to see The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, approximately Awendaw away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach, sample the fine beverages at Charleston Distilling Company, steep yourself in history at Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Sumter National Monument.

To find out how to plan a trip to Charleston, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Charleston, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
We've included these beaches for you: Tybee Island Beach and Coligny Beach. Get some historical perspective at Savannah Historic District and Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savannah: Hilton Head (Burkes Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and stroll around Forsyth Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Savannah trip planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Savannah sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 41°F at night. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, then shop like a local with Woolworth Walk, then sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Biltmore, then do sightseeing your way with BREW-ed, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Asheville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Savannah in January, with highs in Asheville at 47°F and lows at 27°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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.

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.