17 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Drive to Newcastle Airport, Fly to Charleston International Airport, Drive to Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach
— 4 nights
Kiawah Island
— 1 night
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Edisto Island
— 1 night
— 5 nights
Fly to Newcastle Airport, Drive to Durham


Myrtle Beach — 4 nights

Get outdoors at Cherry Grove Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Do your shopping at Broadway at the Beach and Tanger Outlets Myrtle Beach Hwy 17. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Myrtle Beach: Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach) and Georgetown (Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church & Hopsewee Plantation).

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Myrtle Beach trip planner.

Durham, UK to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Durham to Myrtle Beach. In August, Myrtle Beach is much warmer than Durham - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kiawah Island.
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Kiawah Island — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiawah Island, then stop by Palmetto Scent Studio, then browse the different shops at Freshfields Village, and finally stroll around Kiawah Beachwalker Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kiawah Island online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Kiawah Island in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.
Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

Hilton Head — 3 nights

Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shelter Cove Towne Centre and Hilton Head Oils. Visit Folly Field Beach Park and Coligny Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, play a few rounds at Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course, don't miss a visit to Fort Mitchel, and examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip maker site.

You can travel from Kiawah Island to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can travel. In August in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Beaufort.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Beaufort — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Hunting Island Lighthouse, stop by Monkey's Uncle, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, then contemplate the long history of Old Sheldon Church Ruins, then walk around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, and finally go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Beaufort trip planner.

Drive from Hilton Head to Beaufort in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Beaufort sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Edisto Island.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Edisto Island — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve/ Wildlife Management Area, stop by With These Hands Gallery, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Botany Bay Ecotours, and finally kick back and relax at Edisto Beach State Park.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Edisto Island online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Beaufort to Edisto Island in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Charleston.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Charleston — 5 nights

Get some cultural insight at H.L. Hunley Submarine and Patriots Point. We've included these beaches for you: Folly Beach Public Beach and Isle of Palms Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Folly Beach Fishing Pier, don't miss a visit to Charleston City Market, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for gifts at Candlefish.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Charleston vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Edisto Island to Charleston takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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South Carolina travel guide

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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.