8 days in Myrtle Beach, Charleston & North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in Myrtle Beach, Charleston & North Carolina Itinerary

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8 days in Myrtle Beach, Charleston & North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  2​h
1
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Litchfield Beach and Myrtle Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Brookgreen Gardens and Broadway at the Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Myrtle Beach: Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church (in Georgetown) and Cherry Grove Beach (in North Myrtle Beach). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, stop by The Mole Hole, and catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach trip itinerary planning site .

Charlotte to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Myrtle Beach, with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cherry Grove Beach, Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church, Litchfield Beach, Brookgreen Gardens
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Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach
Litchfield Beach ©
Litchfield Beach
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Sumter National Monument and Nathaniel Russell House. Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Folly Beach Public Beach, contemplate the long history of Boone Hall Plantation, take a memorable tour with Tours, and don't miss a visit to Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Charleston travel planner .

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Charleston sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Folly Beach Public Beach, Boone Hall Plantation
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Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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 6th (Sun): do a tasting at Biltmore and then examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with New Morning Gallery and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

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You can drive from Charleston to Asheville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Charleston in October, with highs in Asheville at 70°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Scenic Drive Wineries

Side Trips

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery

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