15 days in North Carolina & South Carolina Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina & South Carolina Itinerary

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Start: Portland
Fly + Bus:  10 h
1
Asheville
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Portland

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Greenville (Joel Roberts Poinsett Statue, Dark Corner Distillery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Biltmore, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Asheville tour planning site.

Portland to Asheville is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Portland to Asheville, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Portland in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Greenville, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

2
nights
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, see Off-Road Tours, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Duck Town Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Whalehead Club, look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Corolla online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Asheville to Corolla by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Asheville in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Corolla, with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Duck Town Boardwalk
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Off-Road Tours
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Get out of town with these interesting Myrtle Beach side-trips: Brookgreen Gardens (in Murrells Inlet) and Hobcaw Barony (in Georgetown). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the landscape on two wheels at Pee Dee Bicycle, brush up on your military savvy at Warbird Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Corolla to Myrtle Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Brookgreen Gardens, Hobcaw Barony
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Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and expand your understanding of the military at Fort Sumter National Monument.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Charleston, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine
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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

2
nights
Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
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 13th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, then examine the collection at Pat Conroy Literary Center, and then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Beaufort
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Pat Conroy Literary Center ©
Pat Conroy Literary Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

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