14 days in Tennessee, South Carolina & Southeast Missouri Itinerary

14 days in Tennessee, South Carolina & Southeast Missouri Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Nashville
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Myrtle Beach
— 4 nights
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Cape Girardeau
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Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 16th (Mon), sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine, pause for some serene contemplation at Upper Room, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Natchez Trace Parkway, and finally see some colorful creatures with Ohana Dive Co..

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Saint Louis to Nashville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis in November, you will find days in Nashville are a bit warmer (62°F), and nights are about the same (40°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Myrtle Beach

— 4 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Take a break from the city and head to Cherry Grove Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum and Spas. Step out of Myrtle Beach with an excursion to Caledonia Golf & Fish Club in Pawleys Island--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hollywood Wax Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Drive Beach, play a few rounds at King's North At Myrtle Beach National, and walk around Conway Riverwalk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Myrtle Beach takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in November, Myrtle Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Charleston

— 4 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Audubon Swamp Garden will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Edmondston-Alston House. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, walk around James Island County Park, steep yourself in history at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, and make a trip to Ann Caldwell & the Magnolia Singers.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston day trip planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Charleston, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
On the 26th (Thu), make a trip to Elkmont Ghost Town, take in the exciting artwork at Alewine Pottery, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Yee-Haw Brewing Co., then sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Shine Company - Pigeon Forge, and finally don't miss a visit to All Sauced Up # 2. On your second day here, indulge your senses at Rocky Top Wine Trail and then see the interesting displays at Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Getting from Charleston to Pigeon Forge by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Charleston in November, with highs in Pigeon Forge at 60°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Girardeau.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Cape Girardeau

— 1 night
Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. On the 28th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Old St.Vincent's Church and then hike along Trail of Tears.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cape Girardeau route planner.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Cape Girardeau by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Girardeau

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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.