18 days in South Carolina & Tallulah Falls Itinerary

18 days in South Carolina & Tallulah Falls Itinerary

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Greenville
— 1 night
Fly
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tallulah Falls
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pickens
— 2 nights
Drive
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Georgetown
— 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.
On the 9th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy, grab your bike and head to GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Greenville Zoo, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Greenville online trip itinerary planner.

Sacramento to Greenville is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Greenville is 3 hours. When traveling from Sacramento in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Greenville, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
On the 10th (Sat), hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of McIntosh Book Shoppe, see the interesting displays at Pat Conroy Literary Center, then deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour, and finally stroll around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head holiday maker app.

Traveling by flight from Greenville to Hilton Head takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Greenville in October, Hilton Head is a bit warmer at night with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Charleston

— 3 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, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Charleston City Market, get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Charleston travel route planning app.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Charleston are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Myrtle Beach

— 3 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Myrtle Beach is known for nightlife, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Catholic Church, and take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tallulah Falls.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tallulah Falls

— 3 nights
Tallulah Falls is a town in Habersham and Rabun counties in the U.S. state of Georgia near the Tallulah River. You've now added Tallulah Gorge State Park to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Panther Creek Recreation Area, trek along Shortline Trail (Tallulah Falls Rail-Trail), then take in the dramatic natural features at Tallulah Gorge State Park, and finally look for gifts at Tallulah Point Overlook. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Tallulah Falls trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Tallulah Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tallulah Falls, with lows around 50°F. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Pickens.

Things to do in Tallulah Falls

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Pickens

— 2 nights
Pickens, formerly called Pickens Courthouse, is a city in Pickens County, South Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): hike along Devil's Courthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Hagood Mill Historic Site, then take in the awesome beauty at Bald Rock Heritage Preserve, then immerse yourself in nature at Caesars Head State Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Table Rock State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pickens trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tallulah Falls to Pickens in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Pickens can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Pickens

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Georgetown

— 3 nights
Georgetown is the third oldest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina and the county seat of Georgetown County, in the Lowcountry. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Hobcaw Barony, then contemplate the long history of Hampton Plantation State Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Hopsewee Plantation. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Kaminski House Museum, take an in-depth tour of The South Carolina Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Rice Museum, then take in the waterfront at Georgetown Harborwalk, and finally look for gifts at Sweeties Original Low Country Pralines and Chocolates.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Georgetown day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Pickens to Georgetown takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Pickens in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Georgetown, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Georgetown

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

South Carolina travel guide

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Gardens · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Beaches
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.