16 days in Coastal South Carolina & Litchfield Beach Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Bluffton
— 1 day
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Hilton Head
— 4 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sullivan's Island
— 1 night
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Litchfield Beach
— 1 night
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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
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Bluffton — 1 day

Bluffton is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. On the 13th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross, then take a stroll through Old Town Bluffton, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with May River Excursions.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bluffton day trip website.

Louisville to Bluffton is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, Bluffton is somewhat warmer than Louisville - with highs of 78°F and lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.
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Hilton Head — 4 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
We've included these beaches for you: Coligny Beach and Fish Haul Beach Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Carolina Tasting Room and The Silver Garden Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Hilton Head: Beaufort (Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Alder Lane Beach Access, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery, and make a trip to Fort Mitchel.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head driving holiday website.

Hilton Head is just a stone's throw from Bluffton. October in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Charleston.
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Charleston — 6 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Take a break from the city and head to Folly Beach Public Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get some historical perspective at Fort Sumter National Monument and Aiken-Rhett House. Change things up with a short trip to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Charleston day trip planning app.

Drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sullivan's Island.
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Sullivan's Island — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Thompson Park, don't miss a visit to Sullivan's Island Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sullivan's Island Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sullivan's Island travel planner.

Sullivan's Island is just a stone's throw from Charleston. In October, daytime highs in Sullivan's Island are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Litchfield Beach.
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Litchfield Beach — 1 night

On the 25th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Litchfield Beach.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Litchfield Beach trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Sullivan's Island to Litchfield Beach in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.
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Myrtle Beach — 3 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Get a sense of the local culture at Broadway at the Beach and Our Lady Star Of The Sea Catholic Church. Get in touch with nature at Myrtle Beach and Cherry Grove Beach. Take a break from Myrtle Beach with a short trip to L.W.Paul Living History Farm in Conway, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, examine the collection at Warbird Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Litchfield Beach to Myrtle Beach by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in October, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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