8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  4​h
Charleston
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Newark

5
days
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and browse the exhibits of Fort Sumter National Monument.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Charleston tour planner.

Newark to Charleston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Newark in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Charleston: highs are around 64°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Walking tours
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

3
days
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Step out of Myrtle Beach with an excursion to Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach, make a trip to Barefoot Landing, and take in the waterfront at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach trip builder.

Drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Barefoot Landing, Brookgreen Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
Brookgreen Gardens

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