Southern Hospitality

Multi-Centre Fly-Drive Experience

Trip Highlights

See Charleston by horse-drawn carriage and visit Civil War island site Fort Sumter
Chill out, browse chic shops or play golf on upmarket Hilton Head Island
Explore Savannah's manicured parks, antebellum architecture and historic squares
Visit the National Historic Site dedicated to the life of Martin Luther King Jr in Atlanta
Drive along North Carolina's Blue Ridge Pathway and hike scenic mountain trails

Your Trip Includes

FREE airport to hotel transfer on arrival
FREE tank of fuel

Itinerary in detail

Day 1: Charlotte, North Carolina
On arrival in Charlotte, make your way to your hotel, and the rest of the day is then free for you to explore the largest city in the state.
Day 2: Charlotte – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (176 miles)
Visit the Levine Museum of the New South, telling the story of the history of the South, before moving on to Myrtle Beach, set on the shores of South Carolina’s Atlantic coastline.
Day 3: Myrtle Beach
A day to relax and enjoy the beachfront boardwalk’s arcades and restaurants, and the 60 miles of beaches, where kayaking, diving, fishing and world-famous golf courses are among the myriad leisure activities.
Day 4: Myrtle Beach – Charleston (98 miles)
Drive through South Carolina’s Low Country before arriving in Charleston, where the historic area of the oldest city in the state is best explored by foot or horse-drawn carriage.
Day 5: Charleston
The strategic Civil War site of Fort Sumter is well worth a visit today, tour one of the vicinity’s many plantation homes and gardens and, to round off the day, stroll through the vibrant City Market, dating back to 1841.
Day 6: Charleston – Beaufort – Hilton Head Island (105 miles)
A short drive today will enable you to stop at Beaufort, famous for its antebellum mansions and historic downtown district. You’ll still arrive in Hilton Head with plenty of the day left to settle into this sophisticated resort island.
Day 7: Hilton Head Island
Today is about chilling out, whether taking to one of the magnificent golf courses, parasailing above the Atlantic waters, browsing the fashionable shops or simply lazing on the fabulous beaches.
Day 8: Hilton Head Island – Savannah, Georgia (33 miles)
Shortly after crossing the state border, you will arrive in Savannah, known for its manicured parks, antebellum architecture and historic squares, all visible from one of the ubiquitous horse-drawn carriage rides.
Day 9: Savannah
A full day in Savannah, to enjoy the historic homes of Wormsloe Plantation and Owens-Thomas House, the 30 acres of Forsyth Park and its beautiful centrepiece fountain, and the rejuvenated and vibrant River Street.
Day 10: Savannah – Atlanta (248 miles)
Allow time for an afternoon visit of Atlanta’s Cyclorama & Civil War Museum, which numbers among its exhibits a fascinating panoramic painting of the Civil War’s Battle of Atlanta.
Day 11: Atlanta
Georgia’s capital is home to a number of interesting and significant points of interest, including the National Historic Site dedicated to the life of Martin Luther King Jr. You may also wish to visit the World of Coca Cola or take a tour of the CNN Studios.
Day 12: Atlanta – Asheville, North Carolina (198 miles)
On arrival in Asheville, take time to visit the magnificent Biltmore Estate, America’s largest home sitting within an 8,000-acre estate in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
Day 13: Asheville
Today, explore the great North Carolina outdoors, where you can drive along the Blue Ridge Pathway, hike the trails at Grandfather Mountain or take a healing spa at Hot Springs.
Day 14: Asheville – Charlotte (125 miles)
Spend time in Asheville’s lively downtown area before driving back to Charlotte. Depending on your return or onward travel times, you may wish to spend an extra night in Charlotte.
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