14 days in South Carolina & Tennessee Itinerary

14 days in South Carolina & Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
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North Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edisto Island
— 1 night
Unknown
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Hilton Head
— 4 nights
Fly
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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North Myrtle Beach

— 1 night
North Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. On the 15th (Sun), gain insight at Alligator Adventure and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherry Grove Beach. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then learn about winemaking at Duplin Winery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read North Myrtle Beach online driving holiday planner.

New York City to North Myrtle Beach is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from New York City in November, expect nights in North Myrtle Beach to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in North Myrtle Beach

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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.
Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kiawah Island. Explore hidden gems such as Angel Oak Tree and McLeod Plantation Historic Site. Explore Charleston's surroundings by going to Wadmalaw Island (Charleston Tea Garden & Firefly Distillery). There's lots more to do: settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, contemplate the long history of Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and ponder the design of Pineapple Fountain.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston day trip website.

Traveling by car from North Myrtle Beach to Charleston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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 20th (Fri): 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 identify plant and animal life at Botany Bay Ecotours.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Edisto Island day trip planning website.

Getting from Charleston to Edisto Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November in Edisto Island, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Hilton Head

— 4 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Get outdoors at Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Folly Field Beach Park. Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Change things up with these side-trips from Hilton Head: Fripp Island Actvity Center (in Fripp Island) and Hunting Island State Park (in Beaufort). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at Carolina Tasting Room, take in the exciting artwork at The Silver Garden Gallery, visit Old Town Bluffton, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head day trip planning tool.

You can travel from Edisto Island to Hilton Head in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get in touch with nature at Clingmans Dome and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Newfound Gap Road. Step out of Gatlinburg to go to Townsend and see Tuckaleechee Caverns, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, and sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Hilton Head to Gatlinburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hilton Head in November: high temperatures in Gatlinburg hover around 60°F and lows are around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

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.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.