22 days in New Orleans, North Carolina & South Carolina Itinerary

22 days in New Orleans, North Carolina & South Carolina Itinerary

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Fly
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly to Charlotte, Bus to Asheville
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Greenville
— 1 night
Drive
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Beaufort
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Corolla
— 4 nights
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to London

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New Orleans

— 5 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, see the top attractions with Happiness Bayou Tours, and see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip maker website.

London, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be much hotter, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Find places to stay May 21 — 26:

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maggie Valley (Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum & Waterrock Knob) and DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Spiral 1, and explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Asheville trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from New Orleans to Asheville by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Asheville. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Asheville, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

Greenville

— 1 night

Textile Center of the World

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Artisphere, then take in the views from Liberty Bridge, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Greenville online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Greenville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Asheville in May, with highs in Greenville at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Greenville

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

Beaufort

— 1 night
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Beaufort National Cemetery, then walk around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, and then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Beaufort day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Beaufort takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

Charleston

— 4 nights
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, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, surround yourself with nature on Charleston Fossil Adventures, and take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip builder app.

Getting from Beaufort to Charleston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Charleston sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 4:

Myrtle Beach

— 3 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Change things up with a short trip to Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take a leisurely stroll along Second Avenue Pier, and catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Myrtle Beach trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

Corolla

— 4 nights
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Corolla is known for wildlife, historic sites, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stop by Duck's Cottage, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Corolla driving holiday planner.

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Corolla by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
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.

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.