15 days in South Carolina, Georgia & North Carolina Itinerary

15 days in South Carolina, Georgia & North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Fort Oglethorpe
— 1 night
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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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 2nd (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep with May River Excursions, then take an in-depth tour of Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Cross, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery. Keep things going the next day: stop by Mingles, awaken your taste buds at Carolina Tasting Room, let the kids burn off some steam at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground, then stroll through Burkes Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Field Beach Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head journey builder.

Budapest, Hungary to Hilton Head is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Budapest to Hilton Head. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in November: high temperatures in Hilton Head hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Visit Colonial Park Cemetery and Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mickve Israel Temple and Wormsloe Historic Site. When in Savannah, make a side trip to see Old Sheldon Church Ruins in Yemassee, approximately Yemassee away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First African Baptist Church, and steep yourself in history at Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savannah vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Savannah takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like McLeod Plantation Historic Site and Fort Moultrie. Explore hidden gems such as St. Michael's Church and Heyward-Washington House. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Magnolia Cemetery, examine the collection at Edmondston-Alston House, steep yourself in history at Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, and surround yourself with nature on Charleston Fossil Adventures.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Charleston journey planner.

Getting from Savannah to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Of All Souls, then surround yourself with nature on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, and then take in the exciting artwork at Blue Spiral 1. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at Grovewood Village, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery.

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Getting from Charleston to Asheville by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In November, Asheville is a bit cooler than Charleston - with highs of 17°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fort Oglethorpe.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Fort Oglethorpe

— 1 night
Fort Oglethorpe is a city predominantly in Catoosa County with some portions in Walker County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield, and then contemplate the long history of Gordon-Lee Mansion.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Oglethorpe tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Fort Oglethorpe takes 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Fort Oglethorpe can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Fort Oglethorpe

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Atlanta

— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, contemplate the long history of Margaret Mitchell House, and then don't miss a visit to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, then admire the natural beauty at Swan House, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Silver Comet Trail.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Oglethorpe to Atlanta takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
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.

Georgia travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
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.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
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.