12 days in South Carolina Itinerary

12 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Columbia
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Greenville
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North Myrtle Beach
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Myrtle Beach
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Mount Pleasant
— 2 nights
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Isle of Palms
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North Charleston
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Charleston
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Hilton Head
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Daufuskie Island
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Columbia

— 1 night

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Your day by day itinerary now includes South Carolina Military Museum as well as South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at South Carolina State House, see the interesting displays at South Carolina State Museum, then stroll around Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park, then meet the residents at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, and finally deepen your understanding at University of South Carolina.

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Aldie to Columbia is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In July, Columbia is somewhat warmer than Aldie - with highs of 93°F and lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Greenville.

Things to do in Columbia

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Greenville

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fluor Field at the WestEnd as well as The Peace Center. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery, explore the engaging exhibits at The Children's Museum of the Upstate, take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, then snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, then explore the landscape on two wheels at GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, and finally see a show at The Peace Center.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Greenville trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Columbia to Greenville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Greenville, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to North Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors · Trails

North Myrtle Beach

— 1 night
North Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Myrtle Beach Sling Shot, Crescent Beach and Ocean Drive Beach. On the 17th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Cherry Grove Beach and then take some stellar pictures from Cherry Grove Pier.

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Traveling by car from Greenville to North Myrtle Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in North Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in North Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Myrtle Beach

— 1 night
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Your day by day itinerary now includes Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Second Avenue Pier and GTS Theatre. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see a show at GTS Theatre.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach holiday tool.

Myrtle Beach is very close to North Myrtle Beach. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mount Pleasant.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Mount Pleasant

— 2 nights
Mount Pleasant is a large suburban town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park, Boone Hall Plantation and Shem Creek Park. On the 19th (Sun), stroll around Pitt Street Bridge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mount Pleasant day trip website.

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Mount Pleasant in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Isle of Palms.

Things to do in Mount Pleasant

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms is a city in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. On the 21st (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Dewees Island, stroll through Isle of Palms Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Isle of Palms County Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Palms journey site.

Isle of Palms is just a stone's throw from Mount Pleasant. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to North Charleston.

Things to do in Isle of Palms

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

North Charleston

— 1 night
North Charleston is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, with incorporated areas in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. Your day by day itinerary now includes Charleston Area Convention Center as well as North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a splash at Whirlin' Waters Adventure Park, revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Charleston, see the interesting displays at North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center, then sample the tasty concoctions at Holy City Brewing, and finally catch a live performance at North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the North Charleston online trip itinerary maker.

North Charleston is very close to Isle of Palms. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in North Charleston

Theme Parks · Nightlife · Parks · Shopping

Charleston

— 1 night
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Charleston Visitor Center, Nathaniel Russell House and McLeod Plantation Historic Site. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, then take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument, and finally admire the natural beauty at Battery & White Point Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner.

Charleston is just a stone's throw from North Charleston. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Hilton Head

— 1 night
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Daufuskie Island.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Daufuskie Island

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Daufuski Discoveries Day Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Daufuskie Island online trip itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Hilton Head to Daufuskie Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to travel. In July, daytime highs in Daufuskie Island are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Daufuskie Island

Outdoors · Golf · Tours · Historic Sites

South Carolina travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches
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.