26 days in South Carolina Itinerary

26 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Hilton Head
— 5 nights
— 4 nights
— 6 nights
Myrtle Beach
— 5 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Fly to Canberra


Hilton Head — 5 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Visit St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church and Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Coligny Beach and Driessen Beach Park. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, learn from the experts at Golf Academy of Hilton Head Island at Sea Pines, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and indulge your taste buds at Carolina Tasting Room.

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Canberra, Australia to Hilton Head is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Canberra to Hilton Head due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in June; daily highs in Hilton Head reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Beaufort.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Beaufort — 4 nights

Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Point and Pat Conroy Literary Center. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Sheldon Church Ruins and Tuskegee Airmen Memorial. Take a break from Beaufort with a short trip to Rivers Bridge State Historic Site in Ehrhardt, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Beaufort National Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Helena's Anglican Church, cast your line with a fishing tour, and wander the streets of McIntosh Book Shoppe.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Beaufort vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Beaufort takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Charleston — 6 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
We've included these beaches for you: Folly Beach Public Beach and Sullivan's Island Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Fort Sumter National Monument. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Patriots Point, explore the galleries of Nathaniel Russell House, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

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You can drive from Beaufort to Charleston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips

Myrtle Beach — 5 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Hopsewee Plantation and All Saints Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Myrtle Beach and Litchfield Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown (about 1h 5 min away). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach, stop by Harrelson's Seafood Market, examine the collection at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, and meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Greenville.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trips

Greenville — 3 nights

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Get some historical perspective at Cowpens National Battlefield and Fred W. Symmes Chapel. City Scape Winery and West End are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Greenville to Long Creek to see Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: stroll around Falls Park on the Reedy and snap pictures at Liberty Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Greenville online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Greenville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Greenville can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · 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.