15 days in South Carolina Itinerary

15 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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15 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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

1
night
Greenville

Greenville ©
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 20th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery, take in the views from Liberty Bridge, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Episcopal Church, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Children's Museum of the Upstate, then take an in-depth tour of Upcountry History Museum, and finally grab your bike and head to GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Greenville trip itinerary planner.

Detroit to Greenville is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in May: high temperatures in Greenville hover around 81°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Upcountry History Museum ©
Upcountry History Museum
Christ Episcopal Church ©
Christ Episcopal Church

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coligny Beach and Alder Lane Beach Access. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. The adventure continues: hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, enjoy the sand and surf at Burkes Beach, cast your line with a fishing tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hilton Head online tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Greenville to Hilton Head in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Greenville in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 66°F in Hilton Head. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. On the 25th (Sat), kick back and relax at The Sands, see the interesting displays at Pat Conroy Literary Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hunting Island State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Old Sheldon Church Ruins, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross, then take in the history at Charlesfort / Santa Elena Monument, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Point.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Beaufort online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Beaufort takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Old Sheldon Church Ruins, The Sands, The Church of the Cross
Highlights from your plan
Hunting Island State Park ©
Hunting Island State Park
The Church of the Cross ©
The Church of the Cross
Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins

5
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Sumter National Monument and Nathaniel Russell House. Take a break from the city and head to Folly Beach Public Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, cast your line with a fishing tour, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and contemplate the long history of Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Charleston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Folly Beach Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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. Brookgreen Gardens and Warbird Park will appeal to museum buffs. You'll get in some beach time at Myrtle Beach and Litchfield Beach. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Pepper Palace, enjoy some diversion at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach day trip tool .

Drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brookgreen Gardens, Litchfield Beach
Highlights from your plan
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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