15 days in South Carolina Itinerary

15 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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McBee
— 2 nights
Drive
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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 Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, examine the collection at Edmondston-Alston House, make a trip to Marion Square, and steep yourself in history at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston day trip planning website.

Nashville to Charleston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Charleston. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nashville in May since evenings lows in Charleston dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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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 drive to McBee.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Golf
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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: join the crowd at 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. Another option is to drive. 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 go by car to Columbia.
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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 Harbison State Forest. Visiting Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve and West Columbia Riverwalk will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at River Rat Brewery, and make a trip to Wade Hampton Statue.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Columbia road trip app.

Traveling by car from McBee to Columbia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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South Carolina travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites · 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.
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