How to Have the Best Road Trip from Charlotte to Isle of Palms

Sometimes a last-minute road trip is just what you need! Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a road trip from Charlotte to Isle of Palms. Our relaxed coastal town is just a 3.5-hour drive from Charlotte, which makes it the perfect destination for an extended weekend trip. Isle of Palms, SC, is home to sandy beaches, laid-back eateries, and luxurious rental homes. You’re shore to love it! 

Ready to start planning your beach getaway? Don’t forget to access the Isle of Palms Vacation Guide! This free resource is filled with local insight on what to do, see, eat, and more during your trip.  

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Everything You Need to Know About the Trip from Charlotte to Isle of Palms 

The Route 

Isle of Palms, South Carolina, is about 220 miles from Charlotte, NC. The driving distance between the two cities is about 3.5 hours, though travel times differ depending on the route you take. We recommend taking Interstate 77 South to Interstate 26 E toward Charleston.  

From there, the Isle of Palms Connector Bridge delivers you from Mount Pleasant to Isle of Palms. Enjoy scenic views of the Intracoastal Waterway as you pass over the bridge. Daytime road trippers can assess traffic across the bridge online with the City of Isle of Palm’s Connector Traffic tool.  

About the Area  

So, what’s there to do when you arrive? First, check out your home with East Islands Rentals! Then, walk to the beach where you can enjoy six miles of public shoreline. There are plenty of places to rent beach equipment on IOPso the only thing you need to bring is a good attitude and some sunscreen! Isle of Palms is also a hub for delicious eatsWe recommend Saltwater Cowboys! This Shem Creek restaurant boasts an eclectic menu and waterfront views.  

Isle of Palms is also about a 40-minute drive from historic downtown Charleston. Spend a day downtown exploring famous historic sites and enjoying beautiful views. It’s a must during your visit to the Lowcountry!  

Arrive at Your Home With East Islands Rentals 

Your rental home with East Islands Rentals is the final destination on your Charlotte to Isle of Palms road trip. Arrive at your rental home, drop your bags, and start exploringMany of our properties are oceanfront rentalsso you can enjoy views of the beach from your private patio and/or pool deck.  

Browse a full inventory of our Isle of Palms, SC, rental homes to start planning your trip. Then, book online to seal the deal. We can’t wait to welcome you!