28 days in South Carolina Itinerary

28 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip planner

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Greenville
— 4 nights
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Aiken
— 4 nights
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Beaufort
— 4 nights
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Hilton Head
— 5 nights
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Charleston
— 6 nights
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— 4 nights
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Greenville

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Art Crossing and Cowpens National Battlefield. Head to Carolina Honey Bee Company and Abbott Farmsfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Greenville: King Creek Falls (in Mountain Rest), Twin Lakes Park (in Seneca) and Twin Falls/Eastatoe Falls (in Sunset). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy, experience rural life at The Happy Berry, and identify plant and animal life at Lake Conestee Nature Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Greenville trip itinerary tool.

Phoenix to Greenville is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in February, with highs in Greenville at 57°F and lows at 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aiken.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Aiken

— 4 nights
Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. Step out of the city life by going to Hitchcock Woods and Barnwell State Park. Get some cultural insight at Redcliffe Plantation State and St. Mary Help of Christians. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aiken: Ninety Six National Historic Site (in Ninety Six), Fifty-Fifty Watersports (in Leesville) and God's Acre Healing Springs (in Blackville). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Saluda County Museum, admire the majestic nature at Aiken State Park, browse the different shops at Riverfront Antique Mall, and take a pleasant ride with Sea Horse Aiken.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Aiken vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Aiken takes 2.5 hours. In February in Aiken, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in Aiken

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Beaufort

— 4 nights
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Popular historic sites such as Old Sheldon Church Ruins and Charlesfort / Santa Elena Monument are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pat Conroy Literary Center and Maye River Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beaufort: Bluffton (Pluff Mudd Art, The Church of the Cross, &more) and Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary (in Walterboro). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Hunting Island State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Thibault Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Atelier on Bay, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cypress Wetlands.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Beaufort trip app.

Drive from Aiken to Beaufort in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Aiken in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 45°F in Beaufort. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Head to Endangered Arts and The Silver Garden Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. There's lots more to do: hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk around Islanders Beach Park, and identify plant and animal life at Hilton Head Island Birding Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hilton Head online visit planner.

Getting from Beaufort to Hilton Head by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in February, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Charleston

— 6 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Sumter National Monument and Middleton Place. Take a break from the city and head to The Center for Birds of Prey and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner.

Drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 4 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Do some cultural sightseeing at Broadway at the Beach and Brookgreen Gardens. Get in touch with nature at Litchfield Beach and Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions. Change things up with these side-trips from Myrtle Beach: Georgetown (Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church & SC-CARES - SC Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary). There's lots more to do: stroll through Myrtle Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Warbird Park, view the masterpieces at Seacoast Artists Gallery, and look for gifts at Beach Beads & Glass Studio.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach route planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in February, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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.