12 days in Hilton Head, Charleston & Mount Pleasant Itinerary

12 days in Hilton Head, Charleston & Mount Pleasant Itinerary

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12 days in Hilton Head, Charleston & Mount Pleasant Itinerary

Start: Hilton Head
1
Hilton Head
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Charleston
— 3 nights
bus:  15​min
3
Mount Pleasant
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Hilton Head

6
nights
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 out of Hilton Head with an excursion to Hunting Island State Park in Beaufort--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, identify plant and animal life at Hilton Head Island Birding Trail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery, and kick back and relax at Coligny Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hilton Head travel route planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Hilton Head. January in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Hunting Island State Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 26th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, then snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip builder .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Mount Pleasant.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

2
nights
Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant ©
Mount Pleasant is a large suburban town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. You've now added Boone Hall Plantation to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Laurel Hill County Park and then steep yourself in history at Boone Hall Plantation. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at The Center for Birds of Prey, learn about all things military at Patriots Point, and then browse for treasures at Six Mile Antique Mall.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Pleasant trip itinerary planning site .

Mount Pleasant is just a stone's throw from Charleston. In January in Mount Pleasant, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Mount Pleasant

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

The Center for Birds of Prey, Fort Moultrie, Isle of Palms County Park
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Isle of Palms County Park ©
Isle of Palms County Park
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Boone Hall Plantation ©
Boone Hall Plantation

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