14 days in Tennessee, South Carolina & North Carolina Itinerary

14 days in Tennessee, South Carolina & North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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North Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll through Gatlinburg Trail, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, do a tasting at Bootleggers Homemade Wine, then cruise along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, then trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and finally sample the fine beverages at Doc Collier Distillery.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip builder.

Saint Louis to Gatlinburg is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In November in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wineries

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
On the 18th (Wed), kick back and relax at Folly Field Beach Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with May River Excursions, and then tee off at Hilton Head National. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Driessen Beach Park, then kick back and relax at Burkes Beach, then awaken your taste buds at Carolina Tasting Room, and finally look for gifts at Mingles.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hilton Head tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Hilton Head in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In November, Hilton Head is a bit warmer than Gatlinburg - with highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Kiawah Island. Get in touch with nature at Charleston Fossil Adventures and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Ravenel to see Caw Caw Interpretive Center about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Audubon Swamp Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Square, ponder the design of Pineapple Fountain, and don't miss a visit to Philadelphia Alley.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Charleston, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to North Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
North Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. On the 23rd (Mon), kick back and relax at Cherry Grove Beach, kick back and relax at Ocean Drive Beach, and then do a tasting at Duplin Winery. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Sacred Willow Spa and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the North Myrtle Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Charleston to North Myrtle Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. November in North Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in North Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The North Carolina Arboretum and Table Rock State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Tumblestone Tours and Transportation and Pearson's Falls and Glen. And it doesn't end there: sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, view the masterpieces at St.Claire Art, and stop by Asheville Bee Charmer.

Plan my day in Asheville using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from North Myrtle Beach to Asheville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from North Myrtle Beach in November, with highs in Asheville at 59°F and lows at 36°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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.

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.