15 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

15 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

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15 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Beaufort
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Edisto Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Pawleys Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: San Diego

2
nights
Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Take a break from the city and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Parasailing & Paragliding. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Speed Boats Tours. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Burkes Beach, and see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Museum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Hilton Head online journey builder .

San Diego to Hilton Head is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Hilton Head due to the time zone difference. September in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. On the 2nd (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Hunting Island Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Beaufort History Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Helena's Anglican Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Beaufort day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Beaufort takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Beaufort are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Beaufort

#Historic Sites, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hunting Island Lighthouse ©
Hunting Island Lighthouse
St. Helena's Anglican Church ©
St. Helena's Anglican Church
Beaufort History Museum ©
Beaufort History Museum

4
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Get some historical perspective at Aiken-Rhett House and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Step out of the city life by going to Folly Beach Public Beach and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Fort Moultrie, take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston attractions planner .

Getting from Beaufort to Charleston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Charleston

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Tours

Side Trips

Folly Beach, Fort Moultrie
Highlights from your plan
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Edisto Island

Edisto Island ©
Edisto Island is one of South Carolina's Sea Islands, the larger part of which lies in Charleston County, with its southern tip in Colleton County. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): look for gifts at The Edisto Bookstore, then admire the majestic nature at Edisto Beach State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Edisto Island route maker app .

Getting from Charleston to Edisto Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Edisto Island sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Pawleys Island.

Things to do in Edisto Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Edisto Beach State Park ©
Edisto Beach State Park
The Edisto Bookstore ©
The Edisto Bookstore

2
nights
Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island is a town in Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States, and the Atlantic coast barrier island on which the town is located.Pawleys Island population was 103 at the 2010 census, down from 138 in 2000. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Litchfield Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Hopsewee Plantation, contemplate the long history of Atalaya, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pawleys Island trip planning tool .

You can drive from Edisto Island to Pawleys Island in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Pawleys Island can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Pawleys Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Beaches

Side Trips

Parasailing & Paragliding, Hopsewee Plantation, Litchfield Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Hopsewee Plantation ©
Hopsewee Plantation

3
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Take a break from the city and head to Cherry Grove Beach and Captain Hook's Adventure Golf. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions. There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at Mt. Atlanticus, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, learn about winemaking at Duplin Winery, and examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It or Not!.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Pawleys Island to Myrtle Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Golf

Side Trip

North Myrtle Beach
Highlights from your plan
Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions ©
Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing