15 days in South Carolina & Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in South Carolina & Tennessee Itinerary

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North Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Kiawah Island
— 1 night
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Edisto Island
— 1 night
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Hilton Head
— 5 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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North Myrtle Beach

— 1 night
North Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Duplin Winery and then identify plant and animal life at Alligator Adventure. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherry Grove Beach, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the North Myrtle Beach trip itinerary maker website.

New York City to North Myrtle Beach is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. When traveling from New York City in November, plan for a bit warmer days in North Myrtle Beach, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in North Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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.
On the 16th (Mon), go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then don't miss a visit to Charleston 9 Memorial Park. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the fine beverages at Firefly Distillery, stroll through Angel Oak Tree, and then admire the local landmark of Pineapple Fountain.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston trip planning site.

Drive from North Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in November, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kiawah Island.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Kiawah Island

— 1 night
Kiawah is a sea island, or barrier island, on the Atlantic coast of the United States. On the 18th (Wed), look for gifts at Kiawah Fine Jewelry, then step off the mainland to explore Kiawah Island, and then play a few rounds at Osprey Point Golf Course.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kiawah Island travel planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Kiawah Island in an hour. In November in Kiawah Island, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Kiawah Island

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Nature

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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, then kick back and relax at Edisto Beach State Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with Botany Bay Ecotours.

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Traveling by journey from Kiawah Island to Edisto Island takes 1.5 hours. In November in Edisto Island, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Hilton Head

— 5 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Folly Field Beach Park. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Fripp Island Actvity Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilton Head: Beaufort (Pat Conroy Literary Center, Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, indulge your senses at Carolina Tasting Room, and wander the streets of Old Town Bluffton.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head road trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Edisto Island to Hilton Head takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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 Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse. Step out of Gatlinburg to go to Townsend and see Tuckaleechee Caverns, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

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Fly from Hilton Head to Gatlinburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Hilton Head in November, expect Gatlinburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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.

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.