16 days in South Carolina Itinerary

16 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina route planner

Make it your trip
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Greenville
— 1 night
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Columbia
— 1 night
Drive
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive
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Beaufort
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 5 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
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Greenville

— 1 night

Textile Center of the World

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery and then admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Southern Hills Lavender, then immerse yourself in nature at Caesars Head State Park, then see the interesting displays at Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site, and finally snap pictures at Liberty Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Greenville trip site.

San Diego to Greenville is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In March, Greenville is a bit cooler than San Diego - with highs of 64°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Columbia

— 1 night

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Cocky Statue, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Lion Landing, and finally savor the flavors at Columbia Brew Bus.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Columbia travel planner.

You can drive from Greenville to Columbia in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Columbia can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Columbia

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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.
Hilton Head is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, indulge your senses at Carolina Tasting Room, trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head day trip website.

Drive from Columbia to Hilton Head in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Columbia in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 50°F in Hilton Head. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Beaufort

— 2 nights
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Point, then walk around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, then examine the collection at Pat Conroy Literary Center, and finally settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Hunting Island State Park, don't miss a visit to Bay Street, and then don't miss a visit to Charles Street Gallery.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Beaufort driving holiday site.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Beaufort in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Charleston day trip tool.

Getting from Beaufort to Charleston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Charleston, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 3 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Myrtle Beach: Brookgreen Gardens (in Murrells Inlet) and Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church (in Georgetown). There's much more to do: catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Warbird Park, and examine the collection at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Myrtle Beach online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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.