10 days in South Carolina & North Carolina Itinerary

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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Charlotte
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Charleston — 2 nights

You've added Charleston Harbor Tours, Drayton Hall, Shem Creek Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, hunt for treasures at Charleston City Market, then admire the landmark architecture of Drayton Hall, and finally gain interesting insight with Charleston Harbor Tours. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Middleton Place, paddle through the water with Kayak Charleston, admire the masterpieces at Gibbes Museum of Art, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally walk around Shem Creek Park.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Charleston vacation planner.

Boston to Charleston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Boston in January, expect nights in Charleston to be somewhat warmer, around 40°F, while days are warmer, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.
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Myrtle Beach — 2 nights

You've added New South Brewing, The Market Common, Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 8th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Myrtle Beach State Park, shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach, make a trip to Barefoot Landing, then tour or see a show at Myrtle Beach Convention Center, and finally browse the different shops at The Market Common. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at The Pier at Garden City Beach, explore the world behind art at Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at New South Brewing, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in January, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Charlotte.
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Charlotte — 2 nights

The Queen City

You've added U.S. National Whitewater Center, Levine Museum of the New South, Billy Graham Library, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Charlotte day trip planning site.

You can fly from Myrtle Beach to Charlotte in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Myrtle Beach in January since evenings lows in Charlotte dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Asheville.
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Asheville — 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Your day by day itinerary now includes Ghost & Vampire Tours, Black Balsam Knob, Burial Beer Co, and other attractions you added. Keep things going the next day: catch all the local highlights with Asheville Waterfall Tours, relax and rejuvenate at The Omni Grove Park Inn Spa, then see Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours, then admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Grove Arcade.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip planner.

You can drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Charlotte in January, plan for slightly colder days in Asheville, with highs around 47°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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South Carolina travel guide

4.3
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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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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