9 days in North Carolina, Georgia & South Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina, Georgia & South Carolina Itinerary

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9 days in North Carolina, Georgia & South Carolina Itinerary

Start: New Bern
Fly:  6​h
1
Asheville
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Saint Simons Island
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: New Bern

1
night
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville holiday planning site .

New Bern to Asheville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New Bern in November, with highs in Asheville at 17°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

1
day
Saint Simons Island

Saint Simons Island ©
St. On the 14th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Faith Chapel, take a stroll through Jekyll Island Historic District, contemplate the long history of Cassina Garden Club tabby cabins, then contemplate the long history of Fort Frederica National Monument, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wesley United Methodist Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Simons Island journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Saint Simons Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Asheville in November, expect Saint Simons Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jekyll Island
Highlights from your plan
Fort Frederica National Monument ©
Fort Frederica National Monument
Jekyll Island Historic District ©
Jekyll Island Historic District
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, admire the landmark architecture of Mickve Israel Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Second African Baptist Church. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First African Baptist Church, then examine the collection at American Prohibition Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of City Market, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Traveling by car from Saint Simons Island to Savannah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Saint Simons Island in November, plan for little chillier nights in Savannah, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©
City Market ©
City Market

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Angel Oak Tree, then contemplate the long history of Aiken-Rhett House, and then steep yourself in history at Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Charleston road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Charleston are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Angel Oak Tree
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Nathaniel Russell House ©
Nathaniel Russell House
Aiken-Rhett House ©
Aiken-Rhett House

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 19th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Oak Island Beach and then take a stroll through Historic District.

To find out how to plan a trip to Wilmington, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Charleston to Wilmington in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Wilmington when traveling from Charleston in November, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, Oak Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Historic District ©
Historic District
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens

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