15 days in North Carolina, South Carolina & Louisiana Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina, South Carolina & Louisiana Itinerary

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15 days in North Carolina, South Carolina & Louisiana Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Charleston
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
New Orleans
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  5​h
5
Greenville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Black Mountain
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery and then have some family-friendly fun at Battle House. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Make your Wilmington itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

New York City to Wilmington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in October, you will find days in Wilmington are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Battle House ©
Battle House
Room Escape Games
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery

2
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
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 19th (Sat): take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach and then explore the world behind art at Brookgreen Gardens. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach trip planning tool .

Getting from Wilmington to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Brookgreen Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach

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, shopping, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, and make a trip to H. L. Hunley.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Charleston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Charleston are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

H. L. Hunley
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Charleston to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charleston to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charleston in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 66°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Greenville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, take in the views from Liberty Bridge, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally relax in the rural setting at Southern Hills Lavender.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Greenville online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from New Orleans to Greenville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Greenville, with highs around 75°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Black Mountain.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Southern Hills Lavender
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Dark Corner Distillery ©
Dark Corner Distillery
Liberty Bridge ©
Liberty Bridge

2
nights
Black Mountain

Black Mountain is a town in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. On the 30th (Wed), experience rural life at Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard, then hike along Bearwallow Mountain, and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Flying Cloud Farm, relax in the rural setting at Justus Orchard, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Black Mountain day trip site .

You can drive from Greenville to Black Mountain in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Greenville in October, with highs in Black Mountain at 70°F and lows at 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Black Mountain

Outdoors Scenic Drive Adventure

Side Trips

Hendersonville, Flying Cloud Farm, Zipline, Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard ©
Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard

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