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The Colorful Carolina Coast


Meander the beautiful Southern Atlantic coastline from Norfolk to Jacksonville


  • Visit North Carolina’s Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk, New Bern and the USS North Carolina
  • See South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach, Brookgreen Gardens, Charleston and Ft. Sumter
  • Enjoy Georgia’s first city, Savannah, and historic Jekyll Island
  • 2-night stays oceanfront on Myrtle Beach and in Charleston and Savannah’s Historic Districts
  • Overnights in Norfolk, the Outer Banks and New Bern



Daily Itinerary

Norfolk Virginia SkylineDay 1

Travel east to Norfolk, Virginia, your gateway to the colorful Carolina coast. DoubleTree Hotel, Norfolk Airport

Cape Hatteras LighthouseDay 2

Drive along one of America’s most unique and scenic geological features, the Outer Banks. Your stops include the birthplace of flight, Kitty Hawk National Monument, and the great Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Breakwater Inn (FB,L,D)

Ocracoke IslandDay 3

Two ferries through Pamlico Sound highlight this day of travel which includes lunch served on tiny Ocracoke Island, once the pirate Blackbeard’s secret hideaway. Rest well in historic New Bern, Carolina’s Royal Capital City and birthplace of Pepsi Cola. Courtyard by Marriott (CB,L)

Sunrise at Myrtle BeachDay 4-5

Say hello to Wilmington, North Carolina’s principal port, with a visit to the battleship USS North Carolina for a tour and lunch. Myrtle Beach awaits where your home is an oceanfront condominium with a million dollar view. A lazy day on the beach, dinner and a live musical revue at the Alabama Theatre, the Strand’s most popular showplace, are on tap for the second day. Beach Cove Resort – 2 nights (FB,L,D) 

Brookgreen Gardens, Murrels Inlet South CarolinaDay 6

Brookgreen Gardens, the nation’s largest outdoor sculpture display, is your host for a beautiful morning. Continue south to Charleston for a harbor cruise to Fort Sumter National Monument where the first shots of the Civil War were fired in 1861. You’re hotel is on the city’s most famous and fashionable street. Meeting Street Inn – 2 nights (L)

Carriage horseDay 7

Begin the day with a city tour by horse and carriage. Following you’ll have free time to join your Tour Director for a stroll to the Battery, take in a museum, shop the City Market or repose in your historic accommodations! (CB,D)

Historic buildings in Savannah, GeorgiaDay 8

Next you’re off to the shining city of Savannah. In the evening, a mouth-watering dinner served riverfront in one of the youngest colony’s oldest buildings. DoubleTree Hotel Historic District – 2 nights (CB,D)

Tybee Island at sunsetDay 9

A morning trolley tour passes sites related to Savannah’s rich past and present. You’ll even hop out at a few. Later in the afternoon, feast to your heart’s content at a traditional “Low Country Boil” dinner served with libations on Tybee Island, Savannah’s beach. (FB,D)

Day 10

Depart for Jekyll Island, hideaway of the rich and famous a century ago. Dine in the historic Millionaire’s Village, then head to Jacksonville for your return flight to Sacramento. (FB,L)

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options


Tuesday, March 24, 2020 to Thursday, April 2, 2020

10 Days, 17 Meals

7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners


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