14 days in South Carolina Itinerary

14 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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Beaufort
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 5 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Greenville
— 2 nights
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll explore and learn at Nash Gallery and The Silver Garden Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hilton Head Island Birding Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head trip planner.

Tampa to Hilton Head is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tampa in January; daily highs in Hilton Head reach 58°F and lows reach 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Beaufort

— 1 night
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): wander the streets of The Point, shop like a local with Thibault Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier on Bay, then stop by Monkey's Uncle, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Sheldon Church Ruins.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Beaufort route website.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Beaufort in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. January in Beaufort sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Charleston

— 5 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Escape the urban bustle at The Center for Birds of Prey and Folly Beach Public Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Robert Lange Studios. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Patriots Point, admire the natural beauty at Washington Square, contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, and stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Charleston trip planner.

You can drive from Beaufort to Charleston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Charleston are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Myrtle Beach and then get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by Beach Beads & Glass Studio, take in the exciting artwork at MISC - Everything Murrells Inlet, and then explore the world behind art at Brookgreen Gardens.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach online attractions planner.

Drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in January, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Greenville.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Greenville

— 2 nights

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.
On the 19th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Joel Roberts Poinsett Statue, then stop by M.Judson Booksellers & Storytellers, then stop by West End, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Twin Lakes Park.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Greenville day trip site.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Greenville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Greenville can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Greenville

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.