11 days in South Carolina Itinerary

11 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip itinerary builder

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Edisto Island
— 1 night
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Kiawah Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
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Edisto Island

— 1 night
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. To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Edisto Island day trip site.

New York City to Edisto Island is an approximately 12-hour car ride. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Edisto Island reach 66°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kiawah Island.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Kiawah Island

— 1 night
Kiawah is a sea island, or barrier island, on the Atlantic coast of the United States. On the 2nd (Tue), browse the different shops at Freshfields Village, then stroll around Kiawah Beachwalker Park, and then tee off at Kiawah Island.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kiawah Island itinerary tool.

You can travel from Edisto Island to Kiawah Island in 1.5 hours. April in Kiawah Island sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Kiawah Island

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Nature

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Square, then stop by Charleston's Candy Kitchen, and then stroll through Folly Beach Public Beach. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Charleston Tea Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at The Center for Birds of Prey, and then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Charleston trip planner.

Getting from Kiawah Island to Charleston by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in April, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 3 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
For shopping fun, head to Wine & Cheese, If You Please? or Nash Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, kick back and relax at Folly Field Beach Park, take in the waterfront activity at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, and sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Hilton Head trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Myrtle Beach

— 3 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Litchfield Beach. Head to Tanger Outlets Myrtle Beach Hwy 17 and The Market Commonfor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to Cherry Grove Beach in North Myrtle Beach (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, learn about winemaking at La Belle Amie Vineyard, and play a few rounds at Captain Hook's Adventure Golf.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach online journey planner.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Myrtle Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
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.