10 days in South Carolina Itinerary

10 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Fly
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Beaufort
— 1 night
Drive
3
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Drive
4
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Drive
5
Columbia
— 1 night
Drive
6
Greenville
— 2 nights
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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, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and don't miss a visit to Ann Caldwell & the Magnolia Singers.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Charleston online tour itinerary builder.

Saint Louis to Charleston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Saint Louis in January, things will get a bit warmer in Charleston: highs are around 59°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

1
night
Beaufort

Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll the grounds of Beaufort National Cemetery, then walk around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, then see the interesting displays at Pat Conroy Literary Center, and finally take a stroll through The Point.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Beaufort day trip planning tool.

Drive from Charleston to Beaufort in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in January, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and finally sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hilton Head online route planner.

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Hilton Head takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

1
night
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): view the masterpieces at MISC - Everything Murrells Inlet, then make a trip to Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, then examine the collection at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Myrtle Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

1
night
Columbia

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
On the 24th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Lion Landing, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Cocky Statue, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Columbia Brew Bus.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Columbia journey planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Columbia in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. January in Columbia sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

2
nights
Greenville

Textile Center of the World

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
On the 25th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Suber's Corn Mill, take an in-depth tour of Museum and Library of Confederate History, then take in the views from Liberty Bridge, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Upcountry History Museum, stroll around Cleveland Park, then sample the fine beverages at Copperhead Mountain Distillery, and finally relax in the rural setting at Southern Hills Lavender.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Greenville trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Columbia to Greenville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Columbia in January: highs in Greenville hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Greenville

Museums · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.