8 days in South Carolina & North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina & North Carolina Itinerary

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Charleston
— 1 night
2
Columbia
— 1 night
3
Greenville
— 1 night
4
Cleveland
— 1 day
5
Asheville
— 1 night
6
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
7
Charlotte
— 1 night
8
Wilmington
— 1 night

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 16th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then learn about winemaking at Mira Winery Napa Valley Education Center & Tasting Room.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Charleston route planner.

Bradenton to Charleston is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bradenton in January; daily highs in Charleston reach 59°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Charleston

Spas · Wineries

Side Trip

Spas
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Spas

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Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
On the 17th (Fri), take a stroll through Five Points and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Columbia road trip planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Columbia in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in January, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Greenville.

Things to do in Columbia

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Five Points ©
Five Points
Fort Jackson National Cemetery ©
Fort Jackson National Cemetery

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Greenville

Greenville
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
On the 17th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Joel Roberts Poinsett Statue.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Greenville online trip planner.

Drive from Columbia to Greenville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Columbia in January, expect nights in Greenville to be about the same, around 34°F, while days are slightly colder, around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cleveland.

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Soapstone Baptist Church, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bald Rock Heritage Preserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildcat Wayside Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cleveland journey planner.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Cleveland takes an hour. January in Cleveland sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Soapstone Baptist Church
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Bald Rock Heritage Preserve ©
Bald Rock Heritage Preserve
Soapstone Baptist Church ©
Soapstone Baptist Church

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at St.Claire Art.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville itinerary maker.

Getting from Cleveland to Asheville by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Cleveland in January, expect Asheville to be a bit cooler, temps between 47°F and 27°F. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping · Museums
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St.Claire Art ©
St.Claire Art

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
On the 19th (Sun), hike along Charlies Bunion. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School, then contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, and then appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In January, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin
Little Greenbrier School ©
Little Greenbrier School
Charlies Bunion ©
Charlies Bunion

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 21st (Tue), steep yourself in history at President James K. Polk State Historic Site and then get to know the fascinating history of Carl J. McEwen Historic Village.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlotte trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Charlotte with the Route module. In January, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charlotte

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carl J. McEwen Historic Village, President James K. Polk State Historic Site
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President James K. Polk State Historic Site ©

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson State Historic Site and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Wilmington online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Charlotte to Wilmington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in January, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson State Historic Site
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Spas

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