15 days in South Carolina Itinerary

15 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina route planner

Make it your trip
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Hilton Head
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 4 nights
Drive
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Columbia
— 1 night
Drive
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Greenville
— 1 night
Drive to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Fly to Exeter International Airport

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Speed Boats Tours. The adventure continues: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, cast your line with a fishing tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, and hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head route website.

Exeter, UK to Hilton Head is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Hilton Head is minus 5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Charleston

— 4 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Let the collections at Fort Sumter National Monument and Nathaniel Russell House capture your imagination. Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Middleton Place will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Patriots Point, admire the masterpieces at Principle Gallery Charleston, look for gifts at One Of A Kind, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston trip planner.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Charleston are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 4 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. For shopping fun, head to Broadway at the Beach or Bijuju. Appreciate the collections at Brookgreen Gardens and MISC - Everything Murrells Inlet. Take a break from Myrtle Beach with a short trip to Beach House Boat Rentals in Murrells Inlet, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, take in the waterfront at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing, and enjoy some diversion at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach trip planner.

Drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Transportation · Tours

Side Trips

Columbia

— 1 night

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
On the 13th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden and then see the interesting displays at South Carolina State Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Columbia online route planner.

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Columbia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Greenville.

Things to do in Columbia

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

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 14th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then walk around Falls Park on the Reedy.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Greenville trip planner.

Getting from Columbia to Greenville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Greenville, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.