Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. Default Southeastern Road Trip - Need Advice

    I'm looking to go on a road trip the 4th week of October. The goal of this trip is to explore the eastern coastline while
    exploring the southern history as well as checking out good beaches and good food. The big decision we need to make is what states we're going to go to. We definitely want to go to:

    - South Carolina (myrtle beach, Charleston)
    - Georgia (savannah)

    Beyond this is the question. We want to spend about 6-7 days on this trip with the idea of exploring all the fun locations on the coastline. The big question is should we explore North Carolina or more of Jacksonville, FL? I like the idea of exploring mountain range/scenic areas as well as historic sites. We also want to check out good food, and some good shopping. Any recommendations are highly appreciated :)


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO



    Where is this trip starting and ending?

  3. Default NC-> Southern Georgia

    We're looking to start in North Carolina, traveling along the coastline as we make our way towards southern Georgia. If anyone has suggestions as to what states would make sense I would appreciate it. The path we've been thinking about taking would be as follows:

    North Carolina
    South Carolina
    Florida (?)

    Would it make sense to take historic route 1 for the majority of our travels? I'm looking to see some historical sites, as well as a mix of fun touristy attractions!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    Can you narrow that down a bit more, like maybe to cities? Are you flying in and out?

  5. Default

    We would be flying in and out. The only cities that we definitely want to see are:

    Myrtle Beach

    This is the part we need some help with because we're not sure what cities we should stop at. I would like
    to stay along the eastern coast but we aren't opposed to checking out stuff inland as well. Would it make more sense
    to start around NC and go down to southern Georgia? Or Start At South Carolina and make our way down to Florida?

    Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    Where are you flying in FROM? You need to check on schedules and airfares, and also car rental rates. You will find quite a difference between different cities in the southeast, and it will ALWAYS be cheaper to fly in and out of the same city, both from an airfare and a car rental standpoint. You would want to plan a "loop" trip. Generally, the larger the city, the more flexibility you will have and the lower your expenses will be. The 2 largest cities in that part of the country would be Atlanta and Charlotte - and if you are flying international, Atlanta would probably be best. If you are flying domestic, other cities to check out would be Raleigh and Jacksonville, possibly Myrtle Beach.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-07-2010, 01:44 PM
  2. Mass-Southeastern US in 10 days
    By rdros in forum Fall & Winter RoadTrips
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-05-2009, 09:19 AM
  3. Help! I am in need of road trip advice
    By rach123 in forum Planning Summer RoadTrips
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-13-2008, 05:58 AM
  4. Southeastern Road Trip
    By austin83 in forum Fall & Winter RoadTrips
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 02-18-2008, 10:03 PM
  5. Southeastern Arizona
    By in forum Fall & Winter RoadTrips
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-07-2003, 12:09 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  • Find the Perfect Hotel
    Search RoadTrip Motels
    Enter city name