14 days in South Carolina Itinerary

14 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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14 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Georgetown
— 2 nights
bus + Drive:  3​h
3
Beaufort
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Saint Helena Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: London

4
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter National Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Michael's Church and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of McLeod Plantation Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, get a tailor-made plan with Charleston History Tours, and stroll the grounds of Magnolia Cemetery.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Charleston travel route planner.

London, UK to Charleston is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Charleston, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, expect Charleston to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Georgetown.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Fort Moultrie
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Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie
The Charleston Museum ©
The Charleston Museum
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

2
nights
Georgetown

Georgetown ©
Georgetown is the third oldest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Hampton Plantation State Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Hopsewee Plantation, then steep yourself in history at Kaminski House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The South Carolina Maritime Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Atalaya, then see the interesting displays at Georgetown County Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Georgetown route planning website .

You can drive from Charleston to Georgetown in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Georgetown, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Georgetown

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Brookgreen Gardens, Atalaya
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Hampton Plantation State Historic Site ©
Hopsewee Plantation ©
Hopsewee Plantation
Atalaya ©
Atalaya

3
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hunting Island Lighthouse and The Church of the Cross. Old Sheldon Church Ruins and Old Town Bluffton are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Helena's Anglican Church, look for gifts at Monkey's Uncle, witness the site of a historic battle at Charlesfort / Santa Elena Monument, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Beaufort trip planner .

You can drive from Georgetown to Beaufort in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In May in Beaufort, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Bluffton, Old Sheldon Church Ruins
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Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins
The Church of the Cross ©
The Church of the Cross
Hunting Island Lighthouse ©
Hunting Island Lighthouse

2
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.
On the 29th (Wed), view the masterpieces at The Silver Garden Silversmiths and Art Gallery, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally putt your heart out at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Hilton Head takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Helena Island.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coastal Discovery Museum ©
Coastal Discovery Museum

1
night
Saint Helena Island

Saint Helena Island ©
On the 31st (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Brick Baptist Church, then steep yourself in history at Penn Center, then examine the collection at York W. Bailey Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Saint Helena Parish Chapel of Ease Ruins.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Helena Island trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Hilton Head to Saint Helena Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Saint Helena Island can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Helena Island

Historic Sites Museums
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Penn Center ©
Penn Center
Brick Baptist Church ©
Brick Baptist Church

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