28 days in South Carolina Itinerary

28 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina tour builder

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Greenville
— 3 nights
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Columbia
— 4 nights
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Hilton Head
— 4 nights
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Beaufort
— 4 nights
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Charleston
— 6 nights
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Georgetown
— 3 nights
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North Myrtle Beach
— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jones Gap State Park (in Marietta), Twin Falls/Eastatoe Falls (in Sunset) and Twin Lakes Park (in Seneca). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, take in the views from Liberty Bridge, stop by M.Judson Booksellers & Storytellers, and head outdoors with Mice on Main.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Greenville journey planning tool.

Charlotte to Greenville is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Greenville are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Columbia

— 4 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbia: Florence (War Between the States Museum & Florence National Cemetery), Hitchcock Woods (in Aiken) and Williamson Park (in Darlington). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at The Final Door Escape Room Columbia, walk around Earlewood Park, learn about all things military at Fort Jackson Museum (not open to All public), and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Lion Landing.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Columbia trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Greenville to Columbia in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Columbia sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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.
Hilton Head is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Pines Forest Preserve.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head travel planner.

You can drive from Columbia to Hilton Head in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Columbia in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hilton Head, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beaufort

— 4 nights
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beaufort: South Carolina Artisans Center (in Walterboro), Eden Wind Farm (in Johns Island) and Fripp Island Actvity Center (in Fripp Island). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Pat Conroy Literary Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Helena's Anglican Church, don't miss a visit to Charles Street Gallery, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Beaufort planning website.

Getting from Hilton Head to Beaufort by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in March, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Middleton Place, and get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston sightseeing tool.

Getting from Beaufort to Charleston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Charleston are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Georgetown.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Georgetown: Murrells Inlet (Harrelson's Seafood Market & Huntington Beach State Park). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Brookgreen Gardens, take an in-depth tour of The South Carolina Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Litchfield Beach, and steep yourself in history at Hobcaw Barony.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Georgetown vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Georgetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Charleston in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 42°F in Georgetown. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to North Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Georgetown

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach

— 3 nights
North Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. Explore North Myrtle Beach's surroundings by going to Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade & Pee Dee Bicycle). There's still lots to do: catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Myrtle Beach.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read North Myrtle Beach online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Georgetown to North Myrtle Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daytime highs in North Myrtle Beach are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in North Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

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.