17 days in Tennessee, Georgia & South Carolina Itinerary

17 days in Tennessee, Georgia & South Carolina Itinerary

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17 days in Tennessee, Georgia & South Carolina Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: London

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 25th (Sat), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, and finally catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville vacation website .

London, UK to Nashville is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Nashville is minus 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Nashville at 31°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

4
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 Dollywood. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: Sevierville (Tennessee Legend Distillery & Sevier Distilling Company) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for all kinds of wild species at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then admire the landmark architecture of Mickve Israel Temple, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Savannah Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Historic Savannah Theatre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah journey planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Savannah in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gatlinburg in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Savannah, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Savannah

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Commander Zodiac, and then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour, sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery, and then identify plant and animal life at Hilton Head Island Birding Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head route maker tool .

Drive from Savannah to Hilton Head in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Commander Zodiac ©
Commander Zodiac
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

4
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Fort Sumter National Monument. Attractions like The Center for Birds of Prey and Dolphin & Whale Watching make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Folly Beach Public Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Charleston History Tours, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and steep yourself in history at Aiken-Rhett House.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Folly Beach, The Center for Birds of Prey, Boone Hall Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

1
night
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator Adventure, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach trip planner.

Drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Alligator Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Alligator Adventure ©
Alligator Adventure

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