18 days in Georgia, North Carolina & South Carolina Itinerary

18 days in Georgia, North Carolina & South Carolina Itinerary

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Atlanta
— 1 night
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Bryson City
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Charlotte
— 2 nights
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 1 night
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 3 nights
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Atlanta — 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Olympic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park, examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip itinerary builder app.

Medellin, Colombia to Atlanta is an approximately 10-hour flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Medellin in November: high temperatures in Atlanta hover around 21°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly to Bryson City.
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Bryson City — 2 nights

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stop by Unique Gift Outlet, cruise along Cherohala Skyway, and then head outdoors with Nantahala on the Fly. On the next day, explore the activities along Santeetlah Lake, then take a tour by water with Carolina Outfitters, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryson City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Bryson City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and car. Traveling from Atlanta in November, things will get a bit cooler in Bryson City: highs are around 18°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.
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Asheville — 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then get interesting insight from Tumblestone Tours and Transportation. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Parkway.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. November in Asheville sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Charlotte.
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Charlotte — 2 nights

The Queen City

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 3rd (Sat), find something for the whole family at Carowinds, find something for the whole family at Village Park, and then see a show at Duke Family Performance Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): stroll through Buzzard Rock Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, then have fun and explore at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, and finally stroll around The Green.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Charlotte online trip builder.

You can drive from Asheville to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Corolla.
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Corolla — 1 night

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see Back Country Safari Tours and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Corolla online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Charlotte to Corolla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.
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Myrtle Beach — 2 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 6th (Tue), shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Pee Dee Bicycle. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Litchfield Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and then catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Corolla to Myrtle Beach takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Corolla in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Myrtle Beach, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Charleston.
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Charleston — 2 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, and finally make a splash at Splash Island Waterpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and then surround yourself with nature on Charleston Fossil Adventures.

For maps and more tourist information, read our Charleston journey app.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Charleston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.
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Hilton Head — 2 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
On the 10th (Sat), get outside with Forecast Charters, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and finally sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, indulge your senses at Carolina Tasting Room, and then let little ones run wild at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hilton Head itinerary planner.

Drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savannah.
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Savannah — 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Go for a jaunt from Savannah to Tybee Island to see Tybee Island Beach about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and make a trip to Historic River Street.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Savannah tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Hilton Head to Savannah in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Savannah are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Georgia travel guide

4.4
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.
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North Carolina travel guide

4.5
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.
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South Carolina travel guide

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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.
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