15 days in Tennessee & South Carolina Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee & South Carolina Itinerary

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15 days in Tennessee & South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
6
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Ocoee
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Manchester

2
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville online trip builder .

Manchester, UK to Nashville is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Manchester in July, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Nashville: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): make a trip to Graceland, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter Catholic Church, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and finally contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

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

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Memphis are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery, and then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head holiday planner .

You can fly from Memphis to Hilton Head in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Hilton Head is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Charleston visit planner .

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Charleston are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

1
night
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 3rd (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, choose your vessel at Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions, and then shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach trip planning website .

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions
Highlights from your plan
Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions ©
Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's still lots to do: cool off at Dollywood, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg online route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Myrtle Beach to Gatlinburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Gatlinburg, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Dollywood
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

1
night
Ocoee

On the 7th (Wed), explore the activities along Adventures Unlimited and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ocoee day trip app .

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Ocoee takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ocoee are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ocoee

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited

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