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
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 45​min
5
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

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. On the 25th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach online journey maker .

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. Traveling from London in May, things will get a bit warmer in Myrtle Beach: highs are around 30°C and lows about 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

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield Beach
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Litchfield Beach ©
Litchfield Beach
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

4
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Folly Beach Public Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get some cultural insight at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Charleston History Tours. Explore Charleston's surroundings by going to Boneyard Beach (in Moores Landing) and The Center for Birds of Prey (in Awendaw). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Fort Sumter National Monument, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, and explore the world behind art at Principle Gallery Charleston.

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

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Charleston are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Folly Beach, Boneyard Beach, The Center for Birds of Prey
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Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Alder Lane Beach Access, then identify plant and animal life at Commander Zodiac, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burkes Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head trip maker app .

Drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Commander Zodiac ©
Commander Zodiac
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tybee Island Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Savannah Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Historic Savannah Theatre, then learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Savannah trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Hilton Head to Savannah in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Savannah, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tybee Island
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Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 a sense of the local culture at Titanic Museum Attraction and Tennessee Homemade Wines. Kids will appreciate attractions like Roaring Fork and River Rafting & Tubing. Venture out of the city with trips to Sevierville (Tennessee Legend Distillery & Sevier Distilling Company). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, identify plant and animal life at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail, make a splash at Dollywood, and meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Savannah to Gatlinburg in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Savannah in June since evenings lows in Gatlinburg dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and finally sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Nashville are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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