15 days in Greenville & South Carolina Itinerary

15 days in Greenville & South Carolina Itinerary

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15 days in Greenville & South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  3​h
1
Greenville
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Beaufort
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Charleston
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
End: Detroit

4
nights
Greenville

Greenville ©
Greenville is a city in Montcalm County of the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Silver Lake State Park and Big Sable Point Lighthouse. Little Sable Point Lighthouse and Father Jacques Marquette Shrine will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Greenville: Ludington (Stearns Park & The Jam Farm), Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University (in Big Rapids) and Michigan's Heritage Park at Hilt's Landing (in Whitehall). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Michigan History Center, get curious at Impression 5 Science Center, explore the world behind art at Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, and admire all the interesting features of Klackle Orchards.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Greenville day trip planner.

Detroit to Greenville is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. May in Greenville sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in Greenville

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ludington, Lansing, Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University, Silver Lake State Park, Little Sable Point Lighthouse
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Klackle Orchards ©
Klackle Orchards
Silver Lake State Park ©
Silver Lake State Park
Little Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Little Sable Point Lighthouse

1
night
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Hunting Island Lighthouse and then steep yourself in history at Old Sheldon Church Ruins. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Helena's Anglican Church, steep yourself in history at Rose Hill Mansion, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Cross, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tabernacle Baptist Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Beaufort road trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Greenville to Beaufort with the Route module. In May, Beaufort is a bit warmer than Greenville - with highs of 81°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites

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

5
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim and McLeod Plantation Historic Site. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Charleston Museum and Edmondston-Alston House. Step out of Charleston to go to Georgetown and see Hopsewee Plantation, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Moultrie, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and don't miss a visit to Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Charleston trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Beaufort to Charleston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Folly Beach Public Beach, Fort Moultrie, Hopsewee Plantation
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Walking tours
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim ©
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim
The Charleston Museum ©
The Charleston Museum

3
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Litchfield Beach and Cherry Grove Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Atalaya and Warbird Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Myrtle Beach: Murrells Inlet (Lazy Gator & Brookgreen Gardens) and Our Lady Star Of The Sea Catholic Church (in North Myrtle Beach). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hollywood Wax Museum and wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach trip planner .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Atalaya, Litchfield Beach
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Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Cherry Grove Beach ©
Cherry Grove Beach
Atalaya ©
Atalaya

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