22 days in South Carolina Itinerary

22 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Myrtle Beach
— 4 nights
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Charleston
— 6 nights
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Beaufort
— 2 nights
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Hilton Head
— 4 nights
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Columbia
— 2 nights
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Greenville
— 3 nights

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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Bring the kids along to Brookgreen Gardens and Broadway at the Beach. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, let little ones run wild at Savannah's Playground, trot along with Wampee Stables, and see Ash Myrtle Beach ATV Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip itinerary planner.

Austin to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, The Pier at Garden City Beach, Break Out, Wampee Stables
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Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Bring the kids along to Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Fort Sumter National Monument. And it doesn't end there: go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Battery & White Point Gardens, and learn about all things military at Patriots Point.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Charleston trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Charleston, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Mount Pleasant, James Island County Park, Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine
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Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
South Carolina Aquarium ©
South Carolina Aquarium

2
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Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): walk around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, test your problem-solving skills at Every Second Counts Escape Rooms & Scavenger Hunts, then examine the collection at Pat Conroy Literary Center, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tabernacle Baptist Church. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Point, then look for gifts at Olive the Above, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spanish Moss Trail, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Helena's Anglican Church.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Beaufort online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Beaufort takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Beaufort are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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The Point ©
The Point
Pat Conroy Literary Center ©
Pat Conroy Literary Center

4
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and ZipLine Hilton Head. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, view the masterpieces at The Silver Garden Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross, and take a stroll through Old Town Bluffton.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head road trip planner.

Getting from Beaufort to Hilton Head by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bluffton
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
ZipLine Hilton Head ©
ZipLine Hilton Head
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

2
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Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
On the 2nd (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, brush up on your military savvy at South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at Escapology Columbia (Vista). On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Saluda Shoals Park, then see the interesting displays at South Carolina State Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Columbia Museum of Art.

Plan a Columbia trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Columbia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hilton Head in January since evenings lows in Columbia dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
Saluda Shoals Park ©
Saluda Shoals Park
South Carolina State Museum
South Carolina State Museum

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Greenville

Greenville ©
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 Roper Mountain Science Center. Go for a jaunt from Greenville to Greer to see Southern Hills Lavender about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: have fun and explore at The Children's Museum of the Upstate, get outside with Mice on Main, see Greenville History Tours, and get into the urban bustle at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Greenville trip builder tool.

Drive from Columbia to Greenville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Columbia in January, you will find days in Greenville are little chillier (52°F), and nights are about the same (34°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Greenville

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Southern Hills Lavender
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Runway Park at GMU ©
Runway Park at GMU
Roper Mountain Science Center ©
Roper Mountain Science Center

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