9 days in South Carolina & North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in South Carolina & North Carolina Itinerary

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Myrtle Beach
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Charleston
— 1 night
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Hilton Head
— 1 night
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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
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Bryson City
— 2 nights
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Corolla
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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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Backstage Mirror Maze, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and then catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then look for gifts at Bijuju, and finally take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach road trip website.

Columbus to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Columbus in June since evenings lows in Myrtle Beach dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Fun & Games · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): let little ones run wild at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and finally try for a hole-in-one at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Tours

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. On the 1st (Wed), take a pleasant ride with Vx3 Trail Rides, then ride a horse along Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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You can fly from Hilton Head to Blowing Rock in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, Blowing Rock is slightly colder than Hilton Head - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 2nd (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, see the interesting displays at Fly fishing Museum of The Southern Appalachians, then look for gifts at Bryson City Outdoors, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryson City trip planner.

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Bryson City in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Bryson City

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see Off-Road Tours, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally stop by Miss Kitty's Old Time Photos & Gifts.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Corolla online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Bryson City to Corolla in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryson City in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 72°F in Corolla. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

South Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.

North Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.