15 days in South Carolina Itinerary

15 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip itinerary planner

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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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McBee
— 2 nights
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Columbia
— 6 nights
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Charleston

— 4 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to McLeod Plantation Historic Site and Photography Tours. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Isle of Palms Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Edmondston-Alston House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, stroll around Shem Creek Park, and get a new perspective on nature at The Charleston Museum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner.

Nashville to Charleston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Charleston is 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Charleston, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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. For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to McBee.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trips

McBee

— 2 nights
McBee is a town in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States. On the 11th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Forty Acre Rock and then look for all kinds of wild species at Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Carolina Motorsports Park.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our McBee trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to McBee in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in McBee, with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in McBee

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Columbia

— 6 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Harbison Neighborhood Trails and River Rat Brewery. Visiting Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve and Harbison State Forest will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens, hike along West Columbia Riverwalk, and sample some tasty brews at Columbia Brew Bus.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Columbia trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from McBee to Columbia takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Columbia can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Columbia

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

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.