30 days in South Carolina Itinerary

30 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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30 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Charleston
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Beaufort
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hilton Head
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Columbia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Aiken
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Greenville
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Step out of Myrtle Beach to go to Murrells Inlet and see Brookgreen Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach visit site .

New York City to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Myrtle Beach reach 72°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, Barefoot Landing
Highlights from your plan
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens

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.
Charleston is known for historic sites, parks, nightlife, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, expand your understanding of the military at Fort Sumter National Monument, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Charleston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Charleston sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Patriots Point
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Middleton Place ©
Middleton Place
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

4
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Bluffton (Beaufort County Library - Beaufort Branch Library & The Church of the Cross). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beaufort National Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Helena's Anglican Church, and immerse yourself in nature at Hunting Island State Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Beaufort vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Beaufort takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bluffton, Old Sheldon Church Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins
Hunting Island State Park ©
Hunting Island State Park
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park ©
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

5
nights
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.
Hilton Head is known for wildlife, beaches, adventure, trails, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, cast your line with a fishing tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head day trip website .

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Hilton Head takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

4
nights
Columbia

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbia: Fryar's Topiary Garden (in Bishopville) and Swamp Fox Murals Trail (in Manning). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Cayce Historical Museum, trek along West Columbia Riverwalk, and ponder the world of politics at South Carolina State House.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our Columbia trip planner .

You can drive from Hilton Head to Columbia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hilton Head in April, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Columbia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Aiken.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Swamp Fox Murals Trail, Cayce Historical Museum, Fryar's Topiary Garden, West Columbia Riverwalk
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery

3
nights
Aiken

Aiken ©
Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. Explore Aiken's surroundings by going to Ninety Six National Historic Site (in Ninety Six), The McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah (MACK) (in McCormick) and God's Acre Healing Springs (in Blackville). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Hitchcock Woods, ride a horse along Sea Horse Aiken, play a few rounds at Aiken Golf Club, and let the kids burn off some steam at Virginia Acres Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aiken vacation planning site .

Getting from Columbia to Aiken by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Aiken are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Aiken

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ninety Six National Historic Site, The McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah (MACK), God's Acre Healing Springs
Highlights from your plan
Hitchcock Woods ©
Hitchcock Woods
Ninety Six National Historic Site ©
Hopelands Gardens ©
Hopelands Gardens

4
nights
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Step out of Greenville with an excursion to Twin Lakes Park in Seneca--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy, get outside with Mice on Main, snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, and sample the fine beverages at Dark Corner Distillery.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Greenville route planner.

You can drive from Aiken to Greenville in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twin Lakes Park
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Liberty Bridge ©
Liberty Bridge
Fluor Field at the WestEnd ©
Fluor Field at the WestEnd

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