19 days in South Carolina, North Carolina & North Central Florida Itinerary

19 days in South Carolina, North Carolina & North Central Florida Itinerary

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19 days in South Carolina, North Carolina & North Central Florida Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Gainesville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Tallahassee
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Pisgah Forest
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Manchester

2
nights
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 31st (Sat): take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then walk around Conway Riverwalk, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach travel route builder site .

Manchester, UK to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Myrtle Beach, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: highs in Myrtle Beach hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Conway Riverwalk
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Duplin Winery ©
Duplin Winery

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 3rd (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at Federal Point History Center, identify plant and animal life at Masonboro Island Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson State Historic Site, admire the masterpieces at Cameron Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens, and finally stop by Cape Fear Spice Merchants.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Wilmington sightseeing planner.

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Wilmington by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Wilmington are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Federal Point History Center, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Edisto Beach State Park and Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area. Let the collections at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim and The Charleston Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and pause for some photo ops at Fort Moultrie.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Charleston day trip tool .

Drive from Wilmington to Charleston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. In September in Charleston, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Edisto Island, Fort Moultrie
Highlights from your plan

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Nash Gallery or The Oilerie Hilton Head Island. We've included these beaches for you: Folly Field Beach Park and Hilton Head Island Beach. And it doesn't end there: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Mitchelville Beach Park, and kick back and relax at Burkes Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gainesville.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Folly Field Beach Park ©
Folly Field Beach Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Gainesville

Gainesville ©
Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Thomas Center, identify plant and animal life at University of Florida Bat House, then see the interesting displays at Micanopy Historical Society Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Florida Museum of Natural History, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Butterfly Rainforest.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gainesville travel route planner .

Getting from Hilton Head to Gainesville by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Gainesville can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Gainesville

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Micanopy Historical Society Museum
Highlights from your plan
Florida Museum of Natural History ©
Florida Museum of Natural History
Butterfly Rainforest ©
Butterfly Rainforest
University of Florida Bat House ©
University of Florida Bat House

1
night
Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take a stroll through Railroad Square Art Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More, then contemplate the long history of Knott House Museum, then stroll through JR Alford Greenway, and finally look for gifts at Bradley's Country Store.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tallahassee attractions planner.

Getting from Gainesville to Tallahassee by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In September in Tallahassee, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Trails
Highlights from your plan
Knott House Museum ©
Knott House Museum
JR Alford Greenway ©
JR Alford Greenway
Railroad Square Art District ©
Railroad Square Art District

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Thomas Wolfe Memorial, view the masterpieces at Blue Spiral 1, shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks, then view the masterpieces at Woolworth Walk, then see the interesting displays at Asheville Pinball Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Urban Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, and finally wander the streets of Asheville Drum Circle.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip planner .

You can fly from Tallahassee to Asheville in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tallahassee in September, with highs in Asheville at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pisgah Forest.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Asheville Pinball Museum ©
Asheville Pinball Museum
Woolworth Walk ©
Woolworth Walk
Thomas Wolfe Memorial ©
Thomas Wolfe Memorial

3
nights
Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest ©
Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. On the 15th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Cradle of Forestry, explore the striking landscape at Sliding Rock, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moore Cove Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Daniel Ridge Falls, then stroll through Devil's Courthouse, then explore the world behind art at Cherokee Heritage Museum and Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pisgah Forest attractions site .

You can drive from Asheville to Pisgah Forest in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Pisgah Forest, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Cherokee, Local Color
Highlights from your plan
Sliding Rock ©
Sliding Rock
Looking Glass Falls ©
Looking Glass Falls
Daniel Ridge Falls ©
Daniel Ridge Falls

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