29 days in South Carolina Itinerary

29 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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29 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Edisto Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Charleston
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Beaufort
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Saint Helena Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Hilton Head
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Columbia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Myrtle Beach
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Edisto Island

Edisto Island
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 2nd (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Edisto Beach State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): tee off at The Plantation Course at Edisto and then go for a stroll along the water at The Marina at Edisto Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Edisto Island day trip tool .

Toronto, Canada to Edisto Island is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect Edisto Island to be warmer, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks Outdoors Golf
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6
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Moultrie and Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim. Step off the beaten path and head to Charleston Tea Plantation and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Take a break from Charleston with a short trip to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach, examine the collection at Edmondston-Alston House, stroll the grounds of Magnolia Cemetery, and get engrossed in the history at The Charleston Museum.

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Traveling by car from Edisto Island to Charleston takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Folly Beach, The Center for Birds of Prey, Southern Season, Fort Moultrie, Charleston Tea Plantation
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Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Charleston Museum ©
The Charleston Museum

5
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Old Sheldon Church Ruins and Hunting Island Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Cypress Wetlands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beaufort: Bluffton (Old Town Bluffton & The Church of the Cross) and Walterboro (Colleton Museum and Farmers Market & South Carolina Artisans Center). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, stroll the grounds of Beaufort National Cemetery, take in the history at Charlesfort / Santa Elena Monument, and shop like a local with Rhett Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Beaufort visit planner .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Beaufort takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Beaufort sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Helena Island.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Walterboro, Bluffton, Cypress Wetlands, Old Sheldon Church Ruins
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The Church of the Cross ©
The Church of the Cross
Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins
Hunting Island Lighthouse ©
Hunting Island Lighthouse

2
nights
Saint Helena Island

Saint Helena Island ©
On the 15th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Penn Center, see the interesting displays at York W. Bailey Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Saint Helena Parish Chapel of Ease Ruins. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Fremont, then stop by Lowcountry Store, then view the masterpieces at Red Piano Too Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Brick Baptist Church.

To find photos and tourist information, read Saint Helena Island trip itinerary planning app .

Saint Helena Island is just a short distance from Beaufort. February in Saint Helena Island sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Saint Helena Island

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Penn Center ©
Penn Center
Fort Fremont ©
Fort Fremont

5
nights
Hilton Head

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.
Visiting Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge and Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina will get you outdoors. Coastal Discovery Museum and The Silver Garden Silversmiths and Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, try for a hole-in-one at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hilton Head trip builder .

You can drive from Saint Helena Island to Hilton Head in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Get outdoors at Congaree National Park and Barnwell State Park. Saluda County Museum and South Carolina State Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Columbia with an excursion to God's Acre Healing Springs in Blackville--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at Escape Plan Columbia.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Columbia travel planner .

You can drive from Hilton Head to Columbia in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hilton Head in February since evenings lows in Columbia dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Blackville, Congaree National Park, Saluda County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Congaree National Park ©
Congaree National Park
South Carolina State Museum
South Carolina State Museum
God's Acre Healing Springs ©
God's Acre Healing Springs

5
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Visiting Litchfield Beach and Cherry Grove Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hollywood Wax Museum and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Myrtle Beach: Atalaya (in Pawleys Island), Georgetown (Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church & The South Carolina Maritime Museum) and MISC - Everything Murrells Inlet (in Murrells Inlet). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at La Belle Amie Vineyard, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, brush up on your military savvy at Warbird Park, and gear up at Pee Dee Bicycle.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Columbia to Myrtle Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Georgetown, MISC - Everything Murrells Inlet, Atalaya, La Belle Amie Vineyard
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Litchfield Beach ©
Litchfield Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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