14 days in North Carolina & South Carolina Itinerary

14 days in North Carolina & South Carolina Itinerary

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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Beaufort
— 1 night
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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Edisto Island
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
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Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get outdoors at Pisgah National Forest and Zipline. Explore hidden gems such as Max Patch and Mingo Falls. Change things up with a short trip to DuPont State Recreational Forest in Cedar Mountain (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, examine the collection at The Folk Art Center, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Asheville trip itinerary website.

New York City to Asheville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 36°F in Asheville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Beaufort

— 1 night
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then stroll around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Beaufort tour planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Beaufort in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Asheville in November, with highs in Beaufort at 68°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Hilton Head

— 3 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Coastal Discovery Museum. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery, and don't miss a visit to Fort Mitchel.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head travel route planner.

You can drive from Beaufort to Hilton Head in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Edisto Island

— 1 night
Edisto Island is one of South Carolina's Sea Islands, the larger part of which lies in Charleston County, with its southern tip in Colleton County. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, kick back and relax at Edisto Beach State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Botany Bay Ecotours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Edisto Island tour itinerary planning app.

You can travel from Hilton Head to Edisto Island in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in November, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Charleston

— 4 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Photography Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charleston: Wadmalaw Island (Charleston Tea Garden & Firefly Distillery) and Kiawah Island (in Kiawah Island). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, admire the local landmark of Pineapple Fountain, see the interesting displays at Edmondston-Alston House, and steep yourself in history at McLeod Plantation Historic Site.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston online travel route planner.

You can drive from Edisto Island to Charleston in 1.5 hours. November in Charleston sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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 28th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator Adventure, and then learn about winemaking at Duplin Winery.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach day trip app.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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.