16 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

16 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

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16 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Beaufort
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hilton Head
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kiawah Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Edisto Island
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Hollywood Wax Museum and Warbird Park will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Cherry Grove Beach and Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and tee off at Captain Hook's Adventure Golf.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach trip builder site .

New York City to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

North Myrtle Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cherry Grove Beach ©
Cherry Grove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hunting Island Lighthouse and Beaufort National Cemetery. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town Bluffton and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Step out of Beaufort with an excursion to The Church of the Cross in Bluffton--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, don't miss a visit to Charles Street Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Helena's Anglican Church, and kick back and relax at The Sands.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Beaufort road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Beaufort takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bluffton, The Sands
Highlights from your plan
Hunting Island Lighthouse ©
Hunting Island Lighthouse
Old Town Bluffton ©
Old Town Bluffton
The Church of the Cross ©
The Church of the Cross

4
nights
Hilton Head

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge and Parasailing & Paragliding. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Sea Pines Forest Preserve. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Museum, putt your heart out at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, kick back and relax at Burkes Beach, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hilton Head trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Beaufort to Hilton Head by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Discovery Museum ©
Coastal Discovery Museum
Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

4
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Let the collections at Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon and Meyer Vogl Gallery capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Folly Beach Public Beach. Step out of Charleston with an excursion to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Fort Moultrie, steep yourself in history at Aiken-Rhett House, take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

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Drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Charleston, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kiawah Island.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Folly Beach, The Center for Birds of Prey, Fort Moultrie
Highlights from your plan
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Center for Birds of Prey ©
The Center for Birds of Prey

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night
Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island ©
Kiawah is a sea island, or barrier island, on the Atlantic coast of the United States. On the 28th (Sat), stop by Kiawah Fine Jewelry, kick back and relax at Kiawah Beachwalker Park, and then play a few rounds at Kiawah Island.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kiawah Island tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Kiawah Island takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Kiawah Island can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Kiawah Island

Parks Outdoors Golf
Highlights from your plan
Kiawah Island ©
Kiawah Island

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night
Edisto Island

Edisto Island
Edisto Island is one of South Carolina's Sea Islands, the larger part of which lies in Charleston County, with its southern tip in Colleton County. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for gifts at George and Pink's and then identify plant and animal life at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Edisto Island day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kiawah Island to Edisto Island takes 1.5 hours. September in Edisto Island sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks Wildlife Shopping