Itinerary #13: Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina

The South is wonderfully lush and beautiful. From the green Kudzu plant that covers everything, to the smoky BBQ, to the twangy accents peppered with “y’all,” you know you’re in a culturally rich, interesting, and unique place. We were very excited to explore, but really had no idea what to expect. When I think of Georgia and the Carolinas, I think of lemonade on the porch, biscuits and grits, and weeping willow trees. I also think of the slavery and the Civil War. We experienced and learned about all of these, and so much more that I hadn’t associated with southern states, like colonists and the revolutionary war. There are some amazing cities in these parts and we truly enjoyed exploring them. Come along and let us show you what to see and do when these states beckon you…I reckon y’all will enjoy the journey … let’s go!

States Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina

Theme Colonies and the Civil War Part 1: The Confederacy       Duration 13 Days | Map

 

Day 1

The Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta) • Fly to Atlanta
Georgia Aquarium
• Overnight in Atlanta

Day 2

CNN Tour (Atlanta) CNN Tour
World of Coca-Cola
Georgia State Capitol Building
Atlanta History Center
• Drive to Lake Oconee
• Overnight at Lake Oconee

Day 3

Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina Spend the day on Lake Oconee
• Overnight at Lake Oconee

Day 4

Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina • Drive to Savannah
Explore Savannah Historic District
Take Savannah Ghost Tour
• Overnight in Savannah

Day 5

Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina • Drive to Charleston, South Carolina
Explore Historic Charleston
Tour Fort Sumter
• Overnight in Charleston

Day 6

Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina The Charleston Museum
Charles Towne Landing
The Citadel
• Drive to Columbia
South Carolina State Capitol Building

Day 7

North Carolina • Drive to Wilmington, North Carolina
• Spend the day at the beach

Day 8

Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina • Drive to Manteo
Roanoke Festival Park
• Drive to the Outer Banks
Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills
• Explore the beaches on the Outer Banks
• Overnight in Nag’s Head

Day 9

Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina • Drive to Raleigh
North Carolina State Capitol Building
North Carolina Museum of History
Duke Homestead – Durham
World’s Largest Chest of Drawers – High Point
• Overnight in Greensboro

Day 10

Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina Old Salem Museum and Gardens
• Drive to Asheville
• Overnight in Asheville

Day 11

Biltmore Estate (Asheville) Tour Biltmore Estate
Bushes Baked Beans Visitor Center – Dandridge, TN
• Drive to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Titanic Museum
Lumberjack Dinner Show
• Overnight in Pigeon Forge

Day 12

Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina Dollywood and Dollywood Water Park
• Overnight in Pigeon Forge

Day 13

Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina • Drive to Atlanta
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
• Arrive in Atlanta and Fly home

Comments

  1. Hello, I have a 5 year old and I want to visit all 50 states with her. My question is, is 5 to young to begin our expedition?

    • Alisa Abecassis Alisa Abecassis says:

      Hi Audrey,
      Not at all, I started when my youngest was 5 and it was great. We started out in Washington and Oregon with mostly sites having to do with nature. Little kids can get and understand that much better than say the Civil War which will be more suited toward an older child. Just remember that their attention spans will be limited and make sure there are enough fun activities for stuff their age. Boat rides, zoos, kids museums and stuff like that are particularly fun for little ones.

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