17 days in South Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee Itinerary

17 days in South Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee Itinerary

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17 days in South Carolina, Georgia & Tennessee Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 15​min
6
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Memphis
— 1 day
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 25th (Sat), wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach trip website .

London, UK to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Myrtle Beach. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in Myrtle Beach hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach

3
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Family-friendly places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Folly Beach Public Beach will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Charleston trip tool .

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Folly Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): race across the water with a speed boat tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, get a new perspective on things with Commander Zodiac, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hilton Head road trip planning site .

You can drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Commander Zodiac ©
Commander Zodiac
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the striking features of Historic Savannah Theatre, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Savannah Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, then learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, and finally make a trip to River Street Savannah.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Savannah itinerary planner .

Drive from Hilton Head to Savannah in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Savannah sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Ghost & Vampire Tours

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 3rd (Mon), examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, and then immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): meet the residents at Zoo Atlanta and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip planner .

You can fly from Savannah to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Zoo Atlanta ©
Zoo Atlanta
Food Tours

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Dollywood. Pack the 7th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Atlanta to Gatlinburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In June in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©

1
day
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.
On the 9th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Graceland, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Memphis attractions website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Memphis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Memphis. In June in Memphis, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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