The Charming Carolinas

Discover the charm of North and South Carolina on our 10-night fly-drive holiday taking in stately homes and national forests, cascading waterfalls and historic towns. Enjoy the wild beaches of North Carolina’s Outer Banks and Mrytle Beach’s boardwalk and amusement parks. Visit Charlotte’s NASCAR Hall of Fame and take a stroll along the cobble-stoned streets lined with pastel coloured houses in Charleston’s historic French Quarter.

The Charming Carolinas

The Carolina's are some of the least visited U.S. states from the UK, but that doesn't mean you will struggle to find things to see and do. North and South Carolina together offer a brilliant combination of culture, beaches and of course, golf. Visit the America's largest home, the 8,000 acre Biltmore Estate built by George Vanderbilt in 1889. Hike through towering hardwoods at Pisgah National Forest and cool off under Looking Glass Falls. Stop at Chapel Hill to visit the Ackland Art Museum with its collection of Asian artwork and Hillsborough's historic downtown. Head to the open-sea beaches of the Outer Banks, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. Don't miss the city of Charlotte and charming Charleston which are sure to draw you in. Perhaps extend your holiday to the Carolina's with a visit to Savannah and Jekyll Island in neighbouring Georgia.  A golf lover's paradise, the two states have many famed courses particularly at Hilton Head and Asheville. 

    DAY 01

    UK - Charlotte

    North Carolina

    Depart the UK today for your flight to Charlotte to begin your fly-drive holiday. This evening, perhaps grab a bite to eat at the EpiCentre in Uptown Charlotte, a dining and entertainment hotspot. Hotel - Kimpton Tryon Park
    first ward park uptown charlotte
      DAY 02


      North Carolina

      Visit the interactive Levine Museum of the New South which focuses on life after the civil war. For something active, head to the US National Whitewater Center for a multitude of fun activities including rafting, kayaking and rock climbing. Afterwards, hit the shops at the Concord Mills. Racing fans might find a visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame of interest. Hotel - Kimpton Tryon Park
      biltmore estate
        DAY 03

        Charlotte - Asheville (125 miles)

        North Carolina

        Journey inland to the city of Asheville, approximately a two hour drive away, a place to get outdoors and enjoy the scenery, as well as golf. Go hiking in Chimney Rock for something active and be sure to visit or stay within the grounds of America's largest home, Biltmore. Included in your holiday is admission to the Biltmore Estate where you can take a self-guided tour around the property. Accommodation Options

        looking glass falls
          DAY 04


          North Carolina

          Nearby Pisgah National Forest offers lovely walks through the hardwood forest, pause to stop at beautiful waterfalls such as Looking Glass. There is even the chance to take a trip down Sliding Rock - be sure to pack some waterproofs for this! Accommodation Options

          chapel hill
            DAY 05

            Asheville - Chapel Hill (220 miles)

            North Carolina

            Travel to Chapel Hill for a stay at the wonderful Fearrington House Inn. Historic Franklin Street is home to a plethora of restaurants, bars and shops. Visit the Ackland Art Museum where there are more than 18,000 works of art including a significant collection of European masterworks and a collection of Asian artworks. Nearby Hillsborough is worth a visit with its downtown area listed on the National Register for Historic Places. Accommodation Options

            outer banks
              DAY 06

              Chapel Hill - The Outer Banks (220 miles)

              North Carolina

              Having explored the inland areas of North Carolina, journey to the beaches; an area known as The Outer Banks. Here relax in the quaint towns and lie back on the stunning beaches such as Cape Hatteras. Hotel - First Colony Inn
              outer banks
                DAY 07

                Outer Banks

                North Carolina

                Visit Eastern USA’s tallest natural sand dune at Jockey’s Ridge or hike through Nags Head Woods Preserve, a conservation area of wetlands, ponds and sand dunes that attracts an abundance of birdlife and wildlife. Several attractions celebrate the areas Elizabethan history such as The Lost Colony, an elaborate stage production or wander through ten acres of botanical and sculptural delights at the Elizabethan Gardens. Hotel - First Colony Inn
                myrtle beach
                  DAY 08

                  The Outer Banks - Myrtle Beach (310 miles)

                  South Carolina

                  Before leaving North Carolina, we recommend waking up early for the drive down to Myrtle Beach (South Carolina) and stopping off en route at the charming town of Wilmington and then pausing for lunch in the town of Calabash. Hotel - Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort
                  myrtle beach pier
                    DAY 09

                    Myrtle Beach

                    South Carolina

                    Relax in Myrtle Beach; explore some of the 12 towns each with their own individual character. Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach are well suited to families and offer plenty of fun seaside attractions. Hotel - Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort
                      DAY 10

                      Myrtle Beach - Charleston (95 miles)

                      South Carolina

                      Travel down to Charleston, and a real must on this Carolina's fly-drive. Take photos of the pretty antebellum mansions in the Peninsula area and explore beautiful Boone Hall Plantation in the East of Cooper. Included in your holiday is a two hour walking tour of Charleston where you'll see the city's pretty architecture, wander through the hidden alleyways and explore the streets. Hotel - Francis Marion Hotel Accommodation Options

                        DAY 11

                        Charleston - UK

                        For a spot of golf and great beaches, journey to nearby Kiawah Island before your flight back to the UK. Alternatively, continue your fly-drive holiday with a visit to Georgia's Savannah and Jekyll Island.
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