14 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

14 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Sullivan's Island
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bluffton
— 2 nights
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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. You'll get in some beach time at Myrtle Beach and Cherry Grove Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ocean Drive Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and look for gifts at Harrelson's Seafood Market.

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New York City to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from New York City in October, expect nights in Myrtle Beach to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sullivan's Island.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Side Trips

Sullivan's Island — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Sullivan's Island Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Thompson Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sullivan's Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Sullivan's Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Sullivan's Island are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Charleston.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Charleston — 5 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Get outdoors at Folly Beach Public Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Visit Fort Sumter National Monument and Boone Hall Plantation for their historical value. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Aiken-Rhett House, explore and take pictures at H.L. Hunley Submarine, get engrossed in the history at Nathaniel Russell House, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Charleston visit planner.

Charleston is just a short distance from Sullivan's Island. In October, daytime highs in Charleston are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bluffton.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Bluffton — 2 nights

Bluffton is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross and then see majestic marine mammals with May River Excursions. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Beaufort History Museum, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then stroll the grounds of Beaufort National Cemetery.

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Getting from Charleston to Bluffton by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Bluffton are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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 26th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hilton Head trip planner.

Hilton Head is just a stone's throw from Bluffton. October in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches