Washington, Atlanta & The Carolinas
Travelling from the US Capital Washington, you’ll drive the scenic route through beautiful national parks, past lovely sandy beaches and through pretty, historic towns, enjoying relaxed, sunny days and tasting the sizzling southern soul food as you go.
Some of the highlights included are:
- See Washington DC’s monuments lit up at night on a DC After Dark tour
- Explore Shenandoah National Park’s scenic mountains and valleys
- Drive the forest-lined Blue Ridge Parkway, particularly impressive in the fall
- Laze on the relaxed beaches of Hilton Head Island and Myrtle Beach
Not what you're looking for? Use our Inspiration tool to find the holiday you want.
- Authentic local experiences
- All international flights
- 14 nights in 4-4.5* hotels & hand-picked local gems
- 14 days car hire
- DC After Dark tour
- One-way fee, payable locally
Need to know
- Arrives: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
- Time difference: GMT-4
- Visa requirements: British passport holders require an electronic travel authorisation (ESTA), available online
- Language: English
- Currency: US dollar (USD)
- Flying time from UK: around 8 hours direct
- Plug type: 2 flat pins
- Voltage: 120V
Fly from UK to Washington DC
Take in the sights of historic US Capital, Washington DC, home to world-famous monuments such as the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and Capitol Hill.
4* Fairmont Hotel
DC After Dark tour
Continue to the Shenandoah Valley and the relaxed town of Winchester, a historic place with a pretty main square that makes a good base for discovering the beauty of Shenandoah National Park.
4* George Washington Hotel Winchester
Discover picturesque Charlottesville, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where you can tour Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello Plantation as well as the University of Virginia.
4* Omni Charlottesville
Cross into North Carolina and the pretty town of Boone, found in the North Carolina Mountains. Boone is the main access point for the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway drive.
3* Holiday Inn Express Boone
Admire the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from Asheville, surrounded by rugged hills and pretty forest, which is especially beautiful when the red and yellow leaves of autumn are displayed.
4.5* Inn on the Biltmore Estate
Charlotte is a sprawling city, the largest in North Carolina. Here you’ll find a fine range of restaurants, shops and bars, and a number of towering modern skyscrapers.
4* Ballantyne Hotel
Relax on the sands of Myrtle Beach, a lovely spot to sit down and relax with a book or to dip your toes into the ocean. Call in at the Myrtle Beach State Park, home to some pretty nature trails.
4* Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort
Take a horse-drawn carriage rides around Charleston’s antebellum mansions and watch as the warm sun gives the whole place a hazy, romantic feel.
4.5* Belmond Charleston Place
Hilton Head Island
Just across the South Carolina border with Georgia, Hilton Head Island is a lovely, beach fringed islet with kayaking, cycling paths, golf courses and dolphin watching cruises on offer.
4* Westin Hilton Head Island
Enjoy some tasty home-cooked southern fried chicken and gumbo in Savannah, a town surrounded by trees and swamps. Learn more about the region’s history and admire the antebellum architecture.
4* Andaz Savannah
Finish your Journey in sunny Atlanta, the hometown of Martin Luther King Jr. The city is filled with culture and adventure, so take in a concert, operas or ballet performances while you’re here.
4* Hilton Atlanta
Depart Atlanta and return to the UK
Why you can trust us?
Round the World Experts offer superior travel experiences, have a global team,
and over 40 years of experience as part of the Flight Centre Travel Group.