15 days in South Carolina Itinerary

15 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Saint Helena Island
— 2 nights
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Folly Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Johns Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Little River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Columbia
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head online day trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Hilton Head. In April in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Saint Helena Island.
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Saint Helena Island — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Penn Center, take in the exciting artwork at Red Piano Too Gallery, and then look for gifts at Octopuses. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at York W. Bailey Museum and then steep yourself in history at Saint Helena Parish Chapel of Ease Ruins.

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You can travel from Hilton Head to Saint Helena Island in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. You'll set off for Folly Beach on the 21st (Thu).
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Folly Beach — 2 nights

Folly Beach is a city located on Folly Island in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Morris Island Lighthouse and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Folly Beach Public Beach.

To find reviews and tourist information, use the Folly Beach online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Helena Island to Folly Beach takes 2 hours. In April in Folly Beach, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. You'll set off for Johns Island on the 23rd (Sat).
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Johns Island — 2 nights

Johns Island, also spelled John's Island, is an island in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, and is the largest island in the state of South Carolina. On the 23rd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Angel Oak Tree. On the next day, get outside with Trophy lakes and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Johns Island trip planner.

Johns Island is just a short distance from Folly Beach. In April in Johns Island, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Little River.
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Little River — 2 nights

Little River is a census-designated place (CDP) in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport and then kick back and relax at Oak Island Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Little River trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Johns Island to Little River in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daytime highs in Little River are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Florence is a city in Florence County, South Carolina, United States, and it is probably best known for the intersection of I-95 and I-20, and the eastern terminus of I-20. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Florence National Cemetery and then get engrossed in the history at Florence County Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Pearl Fryar's Topiary Garden, see the interesting displays at The South Carolina Cotton Museum, and then walk around Florence Veterans Park.

Plan trip to Florence with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Little River to Florence takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Columbia.
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Columbia — 2 nights

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
On the 29th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, meet the residents at Sea Lion Landing, and then walk around Saluda Shoals Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at South Carolina State Museum and then get a sense of history and politics at South Carolina State House.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Columbia online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Columbia takes 1.5 hours. In April in Columbia, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 54°F at night. You will leave for home on the 1st (Sun).
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South Carolina travel guide

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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.
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