13 days in South Carolina Itinerary

13 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pawleys Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive
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Columbia
— 1 night
Drive
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Greenville
— 1 night
Drive
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Hilton Head
— 2 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. On the 5th (Wed), catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, and then wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing, kick back and relax at Cherry Grove Beach, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach day trip app.

Sydney, Australia to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Myrtle Beach is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Myrtle Beach: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pawleys Island.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Pawleys Island

— 1 night
Pawleys Island is a town in Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States, and the Atlantic coast barrier island on which the town is located.Pawleys Island population was 103 at the 2010 census, down from 138 in 2000. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for gifts at The Hammock Shops Village, kick back and relax at Litchfield Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Brookgreen Gardens.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Pawleys Island journey app.

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Pawleys Island sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Pawleys Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Charleston

— 4 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Head to Candlefish and goat. sheep. cow.for some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Fort Sumter National Monument and Middleton Place. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Folly Beach Public Beach, get engrossed in the history at Nathaniel Russell House, take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Charleston trip site.

Getting from Pawleys Island to Charleston by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Charleston are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Columbia

— 1 night

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Catholic Church, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Lion Landing, and then get to know the resident critters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Columbia online attractions planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Columbia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Columbia are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Columbia

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Noma Square, stop by Carolina Honey Bee Company, then snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Greenville itinerary planner.

Getting from Columbia to Greenville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Greenville

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head attractions tool.

You can drive from Greenville to Hilton Head in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You will leave for home on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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.