10 days in South Carolina Itinerary

10 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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10 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Explore hidden gems such as Folly Beach Public Beach and Washington Square. Change things up with a short trip to Charleston Tea Plantation in Wadmalaw Island (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Charleston trip planner.

New York City to Charleston is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Charleston: highs are around 74°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

H. L. Hunley, Folly Beach Public Beach, Charleston Tea Plantation, Patriots Point, Angel Oak Tree
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Joe Riley Waterfront Park ©
Joe Riley Waterfront Park
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

3
nights
Hilton Head

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hilton Head Distillery and Alder Lane Beach Access. Step out of Hilton Head to go to Beaufort and see Hunting Island State Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get interesting insight from Tours, and hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hilton Head vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hunting Island State Park
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Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Hilton Head Distillery ©
Hilton Head Distillery
Spas

2
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 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Myrtle Beach, then look for gifts at Beach Beads & Glass Studio, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens, then kick back and relax at Litchfield Beach, and then brush up on your military savvy at Warbird Park.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach trip builder tool .

Getting from Hilton Head to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Beach Beads & Glass Studio, Litchfield 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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