9 days in East Tennessee, Savannah & Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

9 days in East Tennessee, Savannah & Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

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Knoxville
— Few hours
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Hilton Head
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
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Knoxville

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): go for a walk through Strong Alley (Graffiti Alley) and then make a trip to Market Square.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Knoxville route maker tool.

Los Angeles to Knoxville is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. In May in Knoxville, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

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Chattanooga

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, then admire the sheer force of Ruby Falls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chattanooga vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Chattanooga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. May in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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Savannah

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, stroll around Forsyth Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally wander the streets of Savannah Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): learn about all things military at Old Fort Jackson, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, then learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, and finally make a trip to Historic River Street.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Savannah trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Chattanooga to Savannah takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Savannah sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savannah to Hilton Head in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, and take an in-depth tour of Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Charleston, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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Myrtle Beach

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 30th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach, and then catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Shopping · Parks

Coastal South Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Beaches