10 days in Columbia & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

10 days in Columbia & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

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10 days in Columbia & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

Start: Columbia
1
Columbia
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Columbia

6
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Riverwalk and South Carolina State House will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Saluda Shoals Park and Congaree National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Carowinds (in Charlotte), PuckerButt Pepper Company (in Fort Mill) and Augusta (Augusta Canal Discovery Center & Augusta Museum of History). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, take an in-depth tour of Elloree Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, get your game on at Escape Plan Columbia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Columbia trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Columbia. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Saluda County Museum, Treehouse Vineyards, Elloree Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Congaree National Park
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Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Carowinds ©
Carowinds

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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, and then wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Myrtle Beach trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Columbia to Myrtle Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Brookgreen Gardens
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Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens

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