15 days in Tennessee & South Carolina Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee & South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hilton Head
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Ocoee
— 1 night
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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 25th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Nashville is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. When traveling from Manchester in July, plan for much hotter days in Nashville, with highs around 38°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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): examine the collection at Graceland, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter Catholic Church, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis road trip website.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Hilton Head

— 1 night
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head sightseeing site.

You can fly from Memphis to Hilton Head in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Hilton Head is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 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 · Trails

Charleston

— 2 nights
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): steep yourself in history at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and then get interesting insight from Tours. On your second day here, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Charleston online route planner.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Charleston sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Myrtle Beach

— 1 night
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 3rd (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, then tour the water at your own pace with Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions, and then take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach online trip itinerary maker.

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 your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Transportation · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Gatlinburg

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Dollywood, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and sample the fine beverages at Doc Collier Distillery.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip planner.

You can fly from Myrtle Beach to Gatlinburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in August, Gatlinburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Ocoee

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): let the river carry you with Adventures Unlimited and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ocoee trip planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Ocoee in 3 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

Adventure · Parks · Tours

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.