17 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

17 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

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17 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Drive:  5​h
1
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Beaufort
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Edisto Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Charleston
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Sullivan's Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

3
nights
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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coligny Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, look for all kinds of wild species at Hilton Head Island Birding Trail, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip builder app .

Atlanta to Hilton Head is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Atlanta in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hilton Head, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pat Conroy Literary Center and John Mark Verdier House. Visit The Point and Old Sheldon Church Ruins for their historical value. Step out of Beaufort to go to Green Pond and see Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Hunting Island State Park, identify plant and animal life at Cypress Wetlands, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tabernacle Baptist Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Beaufort day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Beaufort takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Beaufort are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cypress Wetlands, Old Sheldon Church Ruins, Bear Island Wildlife Management Area
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Pat Conroy Literary Center ©
Pat Conroy Literary Center
Hunting Island State Park ©
Hunting Island State Park
Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins

1
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Edisto Island Museum, identify plant and animal life at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, then stop by With These Hands Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Edisto Beach State Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Edisto Island tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Beaufort to Edisto Island in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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5
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll explore and learn at Fort Sumter National Monument and Patriots Point. Get some historical perspective at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Nathaniel Russell House. Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Awendaw to see The Center for Birds of Prey about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Folly Beach Public Beach, stroll the grounds of Old St. Andrew's Parish Church, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner .

You can drive from Edisto Island to Charleston in 1.5 hours. In February in Charleston, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sullivan's Island.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Folly Beach Public Beach, The Center for Birds of Prey, Patriots Point
Highlights from your plan
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach

1
night
Sullivan's Island

Sullivan's Island ©
On the 14th (Fri), get outside with Sealand Adventure Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sullivan's Island Beach.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sullivan's Island visit app .

Sullivan's Island is just a stone's throw from Charleston. February in Sullivan's Island sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Sullivan's Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sealand Adventure Sports ©
Sealand Adventure Sports

3
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Visiting Myrtle Beach and Litchfield Beach will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church and Risen Christ Lutheran Church and School. Change things up with a short trip to Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy some diversion at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Sullivan's Island to Myrtle Beach in 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church, Brookgreen Gardens, Litchfield Beach
Highlights from your plan
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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