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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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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Gainesville
— 1 night
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Tallahassee
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Pisgah Forest
— 3 nights
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Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach. On your second day here, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then stroll around Conway Riverwalk, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Myrtle Beach trip maker app.

Manchester, UK to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Myrtle Beach is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect nights in Myrtle Beach to be much hotter, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 2 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Federal Point History Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Masonboro Island Reserve, and then stroll through Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson State Historic Site, then admire the masterpieces at Cameron Art Museum, then examine the collection at Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens, and finally stop by Cape Fear Spice Merchants.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Wilmington route maker website.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Wilmington in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Wilmington sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim and Fort Moultrie. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Fort Sumter National Monument are in your itinerary. Explore Charleston's surroundings by going to Edisto Island (Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area & Edisto Beach State Park). There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, learn more about the world around you at The Charleston Museum, don't miss a visit to Pineapple Fountain, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Charleston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 3 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Folly Field Beach Park and Driessen Beach Park. Head to Hilton Head Oils and Nash Galleryfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Singleton Beach, sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Beach.

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You can drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gainesville.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Gainesville

— 1 night
On the 11th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Thomas Center, identify plant and animal life at University of Florida Bat House, examine the collection at Micanopy Historical Society Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Florida Museum of Natural History, and finally admire the natural beauty at Butterfly Rainforest.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gainesville road trip planning site.

Drive from Hilton Head to Gainesville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or fly. September in Gainesville sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Gainesville

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tallahassee

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): wander the streets of Railroad Square Art District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 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 see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tallahassee trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gainesville to Tallahassee in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Trails

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Thomas Wolfe Memorial, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Spiral 1, take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks, then view the masterpieces at Woolworth Walk, then examine the collection 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 sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, and finally take a stroll through Asheville Drum Circle.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Asheville day trip site.

You can fly from Tallahassee to Asheville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tallahassee in September; daily highs in Asheville reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pisgah Forest.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Pisgah Forest

— 3 nights
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, take in the dramatic scenery at Sliding Rock, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Moore Cove Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Daniel Ridge Falls, hike along 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.

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You can drive from Asheville to Pisgah Forest in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Pisgah Forest can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Parks · Nature · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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.