12 days in South Carolina Itinerary

12 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip itinerary builder

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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Beaufort
— 2 nights
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Get some cultural insight at La Belle Amie Vineyard and Warbird Park. Explore hidden gems such as Litchfield Beach and Captain Hook's Adventure Golf. Step out of Myrtle Beach to go to North Myrtle Beach and see Cherry Grove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hollywood Wax Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, and learn about winemaking at Duplin Winery.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach online day trip planner.

Boston to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. While traveling from Boston, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Myrtle Beach, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

Beaufort

— 2 nights
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take a stroll through Old Town Bluffton, do a tasting at September Oaks Winery, and then contemplate the long history of Old Sheldon Church Ruins. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Hunting Island Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Beaufort History Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Point.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Beaufort online trip maker.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Beaufort in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In March in Beaufort, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Museums

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.
Coastal Discovery Museum and The Silver Garden Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge and Folly Field Beach Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery, and tee off at The Golf Courses of Palmetto Dunes.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Hilton Head trip planning site.

Drive from Beaufort to Hilton Head in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Charleston

— 4 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll explore and learn at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim and Fort Sumter National Monument. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Moultrie and The Charleston Museum. Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Kiawah Island to see Kiawah Island about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Magnolia Cemetery, get the lay of the land with Charleston History Tours, admire the natural beauty at Washington Square, and contemplate the long history of Aiken-Rhett House.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Charleston journey planner.

Drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

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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.