3 days in South Carolina Itinerary

3 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip planner

Make it your trip
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Greenville
— 1 day
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Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive

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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): admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy, then take in the views from Liberty Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Upcountry History Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Greenville journey maker site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Greenville. In January, daytime highs in Greenville are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Greenville

Museums · 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.
On the 23rd (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine and then take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, then hunt for treasures at Charleston City Market, then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston road trip planning tool.

Drive from Greenville to Charleston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Greenville in January, expect Charleston to be a bit warmer, temps between 59°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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.