18 days in Georgia, South Carolina & North Carolina Itinerary

18 days in Georgia, South Carolina & North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Atlanta
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Augusta
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Charleston
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Myrtle Beach
— 4 nights
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Raleigh
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Atlanta

— 5 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Atlanta Movie Tours, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Wine Tours & Tastings, and other attractions you added. Change things up with a short trip to Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville (about 48 minutes away). It doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium and examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip builder tool.

Asheville to Atlanta is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Asheville in January: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 13°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Augusta.

Things to do in Atlanta

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Augusta

— 1 night
Augusta–Richmond County is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the U.S. state of Georgia, and located on the Savannah River, at the head of its navigable portion. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Augusta journey maker app.

Drive from Atlanta to Augusta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Augusta can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Savannah.

Things to do in Augusta

Historic Sites
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Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 31st (Mon), make a trip to Historic River Street, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Savannah Historic District, and then walk around Forsyth Park.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip planner.

Getting from Augusta to Savannah by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Magnolia Plantation & Gardens as well as Patriots Point. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Charleston online route planner.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Charleston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Myrtle Beach

— 4 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. You've added Huntington Beach State Park, Battleship North Carolina, Cap'n Rod's Lowcountry Shell Island & Plantation Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach tour planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Raleigh

— 2 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at North Carolina Museum of History and then stroll around Pullen Park.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Raleigh day trip site.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Raleigh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in February, things will get a bit cooler in Raleigh: highs are around 15°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

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.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.