11 days in South Carolina Itinerary

11 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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11 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  7​h
1
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Myrtle Beach
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then putt your heart out at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head sightseeing planner .

Phoenix to Hilton Head is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Hilton Head due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: high temperatures in Hilton Head hover around 84°F and lows are around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
Get outdoors at Folly Beach Public Beach and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Appreciate the collections at Fort Sumter National Monument and Patriots Point. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the natural beauty at Washington Square.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Charleston travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Folly Beach Public Beach, Patriots Point
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Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach

4
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Broadway at the Beach and Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. You'll get in some beach time at Myrtle Beach and Cherry Grove Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Myrtle Beach: Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach), Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions (in North Myrtle Beach) and Brookgreen Gardens (in Murrells Inlet). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium, make a trip to Barefoot Landing, explore and take pictures at Alligator Adventure, and stop by Gay Dolphin Gift Cove.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Myrtle Beach trip planner .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Brookgreen Gardens, Litchfield Beach
Highlights from your plan
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach

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