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18 Aug 2021
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Looking for the perfect beach vacation? Take a road trip from Charlotte, NC, to Hilton Head Island, SC. Hilton Head is a Sea Island hidden in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and has all the right attractions for the perfect vacation. Enjoy drinking a Carolina Sangria while poolside in your vacation rental. Island time waits for everyone.

Are you ready to plan the vacation of a lifetime? While you’re driving from Charlotte to Hilton Head, read our 7-Day-Itinerary to plan your stay! From beautiful beaches to grand golf courses, Hilton Head has anything and everything.

7 Day Itinerary

How to Get From Charlotte to Hilton Head Island

Driving from Charlotte to Hilton Head Island, SC, takes a little under four hours. It’s a pretty easy ride with little to no time on country roads. Start out on I-77 S and follow the road until you use the left two lanes to merge onto I-26E toward Charleston. Stay on I-26E until you reach exit 169A to merge onto I-95S toward Savannah. Then take exit 28 for SC-462 and arrive on the island!  

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Arriving at a Beach Property

Explore Your Surroundings

No matter where you book your vacation villa, you will be greeted by something exciting to explore. With our express check-in process, you can start your vacation hassle-free at 4 pm! Fresh off a four-hour drive, you will want to relax, but when you are ready, make sure to take a kayak tour on Hilton Head.

With the right kayak and agreeable conditions, it is honestly not hard to avoid falling into the water. You can take a guided or self-guided tour and explore the Sea Island the way it was meant to be! Each season will have different occasions, such as a fireworks tour in the summer.

Eat Like a Local

Hilton Head’s restaurant and fine food scene is second to none. Seafood, barbecue, fine-dining, or fast-casual, Hilton Head has it all! Not limited to humans, the island has dog-friendly restaurants so the whole family can smile together.

We love the Skull Creek Boathouse for its waterfront location and good vibes. Certain fishing charter boats will offer to take you to the Boathouse, where they will make a delicious meal with your fresh catch of the day!

If you’re up for a mini-adventure, Bluffton Barbecue is a fifteen-minute drive and has some amazing Carolina-style barbecue.  

Stay In Style

Hopefully, you feel like a local at this point! We are honored to host you here at one of our many properties on the island. From the quiet Palmetto Dunes to the iconic Harbour Town, we know you will find a great place to stay here on the island. We hope your drive from Charlotte, NC, to Hilton Head Island, SC, is a good one!

Pick the rental that speaks to you! Choose something worth driving for, whether it’s a house big enough for the whole family or a villa meant for an intimate romantic getaway.

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