25 days in Kansas City, Nashville & South Carolina Itinerary

25 days in Kansas City, Nashville & South Carolina Itinerary

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25 days in Kansas City, Nashville & South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Kansas City
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Nashville
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Columbia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Hilton Head
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Mount Pleasant
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Myrtle Beach
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead and Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Kids will enjoy Kansas City Zoo and SEA LIFE Kansas City. Explore Kansas City's surroundings by going to Topeka (Evel Knievel Museum & Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site). There's much more to do: get curious at Science City, contemplate the long history of Union Station, find something for the whole family at Worlds Of Fun Oceans of Fun, and take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kansas City holiday app .

Sydney, Australia to Kansas City is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 16 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Kansas City reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Topeka, Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, Cathedral of Saint Peter, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Blade & Timber
Highlights from your plan
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead ©
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
Science City ©
Science City
Kaleidoscope ©
Kaleidoscope

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Diamond Caverns and Chaney's Dairy Barn. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lost River Cave and Adventure Science Center. Take a break from Nashville with a short trip to NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Fontanel Mansion, contemplate the long history of Bowen Plantation House, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Kansas City to Nashville by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bowling Green, Historic Mansker's Station, Diamond Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns
Adventure Science Center ©
Adventure Science Center

1
night
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
On the 30th (Mon), deepen your understanding at University of South Carolina, then admire the natural beauty at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by flight from Nashville to Columbia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Columbia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Columbia when traveling from Nashville in September, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Room Escape Games
University of South Carolina ©
University of South Carolina

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Parasailing & Paragliding. Kids will enjoy Fishing Charters & Tours and Legendary Golf. Step out of Hilton Head to go to Beaufort and see Hunting Island State Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: try for a hole-in-one at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, kick back and relax at Folly Field Beach Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip planner .

Drive from Columbia to Hilton Head in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mount Pleasant.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Hunting Island State Park
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Pirate's Island Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Island Adventure Golf

2
nights
Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant is a large suburban town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Angel Oak Tree, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Folly Beach Public Beach and then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mount Pleasant day trip planning site .

Drive from Hilton Head to Mount Pleasant in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Mount Pleasant

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Charleston, Folly Beach, Angel Oak Tree
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Walking tours

5
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Discover out-of-the-way places like Litchfield Beach and Cherry Grove Beach. Bring the kids along to Alligator Adventure and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Go for a jaunt from Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet to see Harrelson's Seafood Market about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at The Pier at Garden City Beach, catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, and tee off at Mt. Atlanticus.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Myrtle Beach trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Mount Pleasant to Myrtle Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, The Pier at Garden City Beach, Harrelson's Seafood Market, Litchfield Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cherry Grove Beach ©
Cherry Grove Beach
Alligator Adventure ©
Alligator Adventure
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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