3 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

3 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

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Hilton Head
— 1 day
Drive
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
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Pawleys Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 1 day
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Hilton Head — 1 day

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
On the 2nd (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Coligny Beach, and then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head trip planner.

New York City to Hilton Head is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Charleston.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Charleston — 1 night

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 3rd (Sun), explore the galleries of Nathaniel Russell House, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Charleston trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Pawleys Island.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Pawleys Island — 1 night

Pawleys Island is a town in Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States, and the Atlantic coast barrier island on which the town is located.Pawleys Island population was 103 at the 2010 census, down from 138 in 2000. To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pawleys Island visit planning tool.

Getting from Charleston to Pawleys Island by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Pawleys Island, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 71°F at night. You will leave for Myrtle Beach on the 4th (Mon).
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Myrtle Beach — 1 day

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, then shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and finally look for gifts at Harrelson's Seafood Market.

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

Getting from Pawleys Island to Myrtle Beach by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites · Gardens