8 days in South Carolina, Georgia & North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina, Georgia & North Carolina Itinerary

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8 days in South Carolina, Georgia & North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Greenville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Maggie Valley
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 14th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3 and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the next day, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Grace Church Cathedral, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, and finally explore and take pictures at Joe Riley Waterfront Park.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip tool .

Chicago to Charleston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in September, things will get a bit warmer in Charleston: highs are around 84°F and lows about 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, admire the landmark architecture of Historic Savannah Theatre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Savannah Historic District.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Savannah road trip planner .

Drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Savannah are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Ghost & Vampire Tours
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

1
night
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, grab your bike and head to GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, and finally sample the fine beverages at Dark Corner Distillery.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Greenville tour planner .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Greenville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Maggie Valley.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Room Escape Games
Dark Corner Distillery ©
Dark Corner Distillery

2
nights
Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley
Maggie Valley is a town in Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. When in Maggie Valley, make a side trip to see Ramsey Cascades in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: cruise along Blue Ridge Parkway, take in the dramatic scenery at Soco Falls, see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Maggie Valley route planner.

You can drive from Greenville to Maggie Valley in 2 hours. Traveling from Greenville in September, Maggie Valley is little chillier at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maggie Valley

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Ramsey Cascades
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Waterrock Knob
Waterrock Knob
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

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