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
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edisto Island
— 1 night
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Hilton Head
— 5 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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator Adventure and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherry Grove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get interesting insight from Tours, and then do a tasting at Duplin Winery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the North Myrtle Beach online trip itinerary 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, you will find days in North Myrtle Beach are somewhat warmer (67°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in North Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Charleston

— 2 nights
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 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Angel Oak Tree, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, don't miss a visit to Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, then head off the coast to Kiawah Island, and finally admire the local landmark of Pineapple Fountain.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Charleston trip planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can 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 19th (Thu): 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 see majestic marine mammals with Botany Bay Ecotours.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Edisto Island trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Edisto Island takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Edisto Island can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Hilton Head

— 5 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Step out of the city life by going to Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Hunting Island State Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Folly Field Beach Park and Burkes Beach. Explore Hilton Head's surroundings by going to Fripp Island Actvity Center (in Fripp Island) and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours (in Beaufort). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and stop by Hilton Head Oils.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head trip builder website.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Clingmans Dome and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Get outdoors at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Roaring Fork. Change things up with a short trip to Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Hilton Head to Gatlinburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit cooler 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.