8 days in South Carolina & North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina & North Carolina Itinerary

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8 days in South Carolina & North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  4​h
1
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Charlotte
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
End: Nashville

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.
Visit Fort Sumter National Monument and Nathaniel Russell House for their historical value. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Charleston trip builder website .

Nashville to Charleston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Charleston. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Charleston when traveling from Nashville in August, with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Folly Beach Public Beach
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Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Nathaniel Russell House ©
Nathaniel Russell House

3
nights
Myrtle Beach

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 8th (Thu): stroll through Myrtle Beach, then look for gifts at Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, and then catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Alligator Adventure, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and then take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip builder site .

Getting from Charleston to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Alligator Adventure
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Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach

few
hours
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 10th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Carowinds.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Charlotte online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Myrtle Beach to Charlotte takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks
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Carowinds ©
Carowinds

1
night
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Parkway, and then trot along with Biltmore.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Asheville trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Asheville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. In August, Asheville is slightly colder than Charlotte - with highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

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