17 days in New Jersey, South Carolina & Chicago Itinerary

17 days in New Jersey, South Carolina & Chicago Itinerary

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17 days in New Jersey, South Carolina & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Bus:  26​h
1
Cape May
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Edisto Island
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
3
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

1
night
Cape May

Cape May ©
Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, shop like a local with Atlantic City Boardwalk, and then take in the exciting artwork at Glazed Over Studios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): stop by Kona Surf Co., tour the pleasant surroundings at North Wildwood Beach, then contemplate the long history of Emlen Physick Estate, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Washington Street Mall.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Cape May trip itinerary builder tool .

Hyderabad, India to Cape May is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Hyderabad in April, expect Cape May to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Cape May

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sunset Beach, Atlantic City Boardwalk, Glazed Over Studios, Kona Surf Co., North Wildwood Beach
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Sunset Beach ©
Sunset Beach
North Wildwood Beach ©
North Wildwood Beach
Kona Surf Co. ©
Kona Surf Co.

1
day
Edisto Island

Edisto Island ©
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. On the 18th (Thu), pick up some local products at Kings Farm Market, then look for gifts at With These Hands Gallery, and then admire the majestic nature at Edisto Beach State Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Edisto Island trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape May to Edisto Island. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape May in April; daily highs in Edisto Island reach 27°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edisto Beach State Park ©
Edisto Beach State Park
Kings Farm Market ©
Kings Farm Market
With These Hands Gallery ©
With These Hands Gallery

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boneyard Beach and Tanger Outlets. Do your shopping at The Hidden Countship and Six Mile Antique Mall. Change things up with a short trip to Kiawah Island in Kiawah Island (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Fort Moultrie, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Square, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Charleston road trip planning site .

You can drive from Edisto Island to Charleston in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Charleston are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Boneyard Beach, Six Mile Antique Mall, Kiawah Island, Fort Moultrie, Tanger Outlets Charleston
Highlights from your plan
Kiawah Island ©
Kiawah Island
Tanger Outlets Charleston ©
Tanger Outlets Charleston
Six Mile Antique Mall ©
Six Mile Antique Mall

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shelter Cove Towne Centre and Coligny Plaza Shopping Center. Visit Folly Field Beach Park and Burkes Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Driessen Beach Park, play a few rounds at The Golf Courses of Palmetto Dunes, stroll through Coligny Beach, and have fun at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head attractions planning site .

Getting from Charleston to Hilton Head by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Folly Field Beach Park ©
Folly Field Beach Park
Hilton Head Distillery ©
Hilton Head Distillery
The Golf Courses of Palmetto Dunes ©
The Golf Courses of Palmetto Dunes

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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Litchfield Beach and Cherry Grove Beach. Head to Tanger Outlets Myrtle Beach Hwy 17 and Broadway at the Beachfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Myrtle Beach: Lee's Farmer's Market (in Murrells Inlet) and Callahan's of Calabash (in Calabash). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at The Market Common, do a tasting at La Belle Amie Vineyard, and brush up on your military savvy at Warbird Park.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Myrtle Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lee's Farmer's Market, La Belle Amie Vineyard, Callahan's of Calabash, Litchfield Beach, Cherry Grove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Litchfield Beach ©
Litchfield Beach
Callahan's of Calabash ©
Callahan's of Calabash
La Belle Amie Vineyard ©
La Belle Amie Vineyard

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Shop till you drop at The Magnificent Mile and Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago travel planner.

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In April, Chicago is a bit cooler than Myrtle Beach - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Horseshoe Hammond, Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Horseshoe Hammond ©
Horseshoe Hammond

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