3 days in South Carolina Itinerary

3 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina journey builder

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Greenville
— 1 day
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Greenville

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll around Falls Park on the Reedy, snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Greenville trip itinerary builder.

Richmond to Greenville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Richmond in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Greenville, with lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Greenville

Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Charleston City Market, take in the exciting artwork at One Of A Kind, 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 see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston journey planning website.

Drive from Greenville to Charleston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Greenville in January, with highs in Charleston at 59°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

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.