14 days in Kentucky & South Carolina Itinerary

14 days in Kentucky & South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Paducah
— 1 day
Drive
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Louisville
— 2 nights
Fly
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Greenville
— 1 night
Drive
5
Hilton Head
— 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
— 2 nights
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Paducah

— 1 day
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the world behind art at The National Quilt Museum, then do a tasting at Purple Toad Winery, and then examine the collection at Paducah Distilled Spirits.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paducah route planner.

New York City to Paducah is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Paducah is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in November since evenings lows in Paducah dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Paducah

Museums · Wineries

Mammoth Cave National Park

— 2 nights
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): hike along Fat Man's Misery, then hike along Tall Man's Misery, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Cedar Sink Trail, get interesting insight from Tours, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Green River.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Mammoth Cave National Park trip builder site.

You can drive from Paducah to Mammoth Cave National Park in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In November in Mammoth Cave National Park, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then steep yourself in history at Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and finally try your luck at Churchill Downs. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Louisville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. November in Louisville sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

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 20th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at Soulace Day Spa, then snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, then admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Greenville online tour planner.

Fly from Louisville to Greenville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Louisville in November, with highs in Greenville at 63°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Greenville

Nature · Parks · Spas · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Hilton Head

— 1 night
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then indulge your senses at Carolina Tasting Room.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Greenville to Hilton Head in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Greenville in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 51°F in Hilton Head. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

Beaufort

— 1 night
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. On the 22nd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tabernacle Baptist Church, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then walk around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, then see the interesting displays at Pat Conroy Literary Center, and finally stop by McIntosh Book Shoppe.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Beaufort visit planning tool.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Beaufort in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Beaufort

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Tours

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, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take an in-depth tour of Nathaniel Russell House.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Charleston sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Beaufort to Charleston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Brookgreen Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Warbird Park, and then catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, then get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach, then examine the collection at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, and finally meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

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.