14 days in Tennessee & South Carolina Itinerary

14 days in Tennessee & South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Beaufort
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edisto Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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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 outdoors at Clingmans Dome and Tuckaleechee Caverns. Explore hidden gems such as Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Newfound Gap Road. Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Horseback Riding Tours (in Townsend) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking & Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, get in on the family fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, look for gifts at Christmas Place, and sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Shine Company - Gatlinburg.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg online route maker.

New York City to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from New York City in November, expect little chillier with lows of 39°F in Gatlinburg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Beaufort

— 2 nights
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): make a trip to Bay Street and then admire the majestic nature at Hunting Island State Park. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour, stroll around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, and then steep yourself in history at Old Sheldon Church Ruins.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Beaufort trip planner.

Getting from Gatlinburg to Beaufort by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Gatlinburg in November, things will get a bit warmer in Beaufort: highs are around 68°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · 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. On the 22nd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, then kick back and relax at Edisto Beach State Park, and then take a tour by water with Fontaine Charters.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Edisto Island trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Beaufort to Edisto Island in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Edisto Island are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Angel Oak Tree. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kiawah Island and Drayton Hall. Change things up with a short trip to Charleston Tea Garden in Wadmalaw Island (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, ponder the design of Pineapple Fountain, make a trip to Rainbow Row, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Edisto Island to Charleston in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the majestic nature at Huntington Beach State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Myrtle Beach State Park. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, deepen your understanding at Alligator Adventure, and then do a tasting at Duplin Winery.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip maker app.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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.

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.