19 days in South Carolina Itinerary

19 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina attractions planner

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Greenville
— 3 nights
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Long Creek
— 2 nights
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Columbia
— 4 nights
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Bluffton
— 3 nights
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Hilton Head
— 4 nights
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Edisto Island
— 2 nights
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Greenville

— 3 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Falls Park on the Reedy and Liberty Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Tyger River Park (in Duncan), Chau Ram County Park (in Westminster) and South Cove County Park (in Seneca). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, head outdoors with Mice on Main, have fun and explore at The Children's Museum of the Upstate - Spartanburg, and engage your brain at Roper Mountain Science Center.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Greenville trip website.

Sanford to Greenville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Long Creek.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Long Creek

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Oconee Station State Historic Site, take in the dramatic scenery at Station Cove Falls, then admire the sheer force of Yellow Branch Falls, then relax in the rural setting at Chattooga Belle Farm, and finally surround yourself with nature on Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jocassee.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Long Creek tour website.

You can drive from Greenville to Long Creek in 1.5 hours. June in Long Creek sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Long Creek

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Columbia

— 4 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Attractions like Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden and Sea Lion Landing make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbia: Rock Hill (Museum of York County, Giordana Velodrome, &more) and PuckerButt Pepper Company (in Fort Mill). There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get a sense of history and politics at South Carolina State House, contemplate the long history of Governor's Mansion, and hike along West Columbia Riverwalk.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Columbia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Long Creek to Columbia takes 3 hours. Traveling from Long Creek in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Columbia, with lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bluffton.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Bluffton

— 3 nights
Bluffton is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like May River Excursions and The Church of the Cross. Get out of town with these interesting Bluffton side-trips: Beaufort (Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Pat Conroy Literary Center, &more) and Red Piano Too Gallery (in Saint Helena Island). There's more to do: play a few rounds at May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff and stop by Moonlit Lullaby.

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Traveling by car from Columbia to Bluffton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Bluffton

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 4 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coligny Beach. The adventure continues: hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, take in the waterfront activity at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, take in the exciting artwork at Nash Gallery, and stroll around Mitchelville Freedom Park.

To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head online route builder.

Hilton Head is just a stone's throw from Bluffton. In June in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Edisto Island

— 2 nights
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. On the 18th (Fri), examine the collection at Edisto Island Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Edisto Island Serpentarium, then look for all kinds of wild species at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, then stop by With These Hands Gallery, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Edisto Beach State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at The Plantation Course at Edisto, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Botany Bay Ecotours, then take in the waterfront activity at The Marina at Edisto Beach, and finally pick up some local products at Kings Farm Market.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Edisto Island tour planner.

You can travel from Hilton Head to Edisto Island in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Edisto Island can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

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.