16 days in Ohio & Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

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Columbus
— 1 day
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Cincinnati
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 5 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Columbus — 1 day

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
On the 14th (Tue), examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, then get curious at COSI Center of Science and Industry, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally wander the streets of Easton Town Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Columbus sightseeing website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Columbus. In March in Columbus, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cincinnati.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Cincinnati — 3 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Explore Cincinnati's surroundings by going to Dayton (Carillon Historical Park, National Museum of the US Air Force, &more). And it doesn't end there: try your luck at JACK Cincinnati Casino, explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, examine the collection at Lucky Cat Museum, and stroll around Smale Riverfront Park.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati trip planner.

Traveling by car from Columbus to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Cincinnati sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Hilton Head.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Side Trip

Hilton Head — 3 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Explore Hilton Head's surroundings by going to Beaufort (Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Pat Conroy Literary Center, &more). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, and look for gifts at Mingles.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hilton Head, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Cincinnati to Hilton Head in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cincinnati in March, expect Hilton Head to be somewhat warmer, temps between 65°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Charleston.
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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip

Charleston — 5 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip planner.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Charleston sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours
Side Trip

Myrtle Beach — 3 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Take a break from Myrtle Beach with a short trip to Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, take in the waterfront at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, find something for the whole family at LuLu's Beach Arcade and Ropes Course, and make a trip to Barefoot Landing.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach trip builder.

Getting from Charleston to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Cleveland.
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Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches
Side Trips

Cleveland — 1 night

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, then examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and then try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cleveland day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Myrtle Beach to Cleveland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Myrtle Beach, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Cleveland, ranging from highs of 42°F to lows of 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.
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Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

Ohio travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.
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Coastal South Carolina travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites · Beaches