31 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Coastal South Carolina trip planner
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Hilton Head
— 6 nights
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Bluffton
— 4 nights
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Edisto Island
— 3 nights
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Johns Island
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 8 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 7 nights
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Hilton Head — 6 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
When in Hilton Head, make a side trip to see Hunting Island Lighthouse in Beaufort, approximately Beaufort away. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Driessen Beach Park, sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head online route builder.

Manchester, UK to Hilton Head is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Manchester in August; daily highs in Hilton Head reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bluffton.
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Bluffton — 4 nights

Bluffton is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Cypress Wetlands (in Port Royal) and Beaufort (Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours, Hunting Island State Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through May River Excursions, go for a stroll along the water at Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bluffton day trip planning website.

Bluffton is just a stone's throw from Hilton Head. In August, daily temperatures in Bluffton can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Edisto Island.
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Edisto Island — 3 nights

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. Take a break from Edisto Island with a short trip to Kiawah Fine Jewelry in Kiawah Island, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with Botany Bay Ecotours, kick back and relax at Edisto Beach State Park, tee off at The Plantation Course at Edisto, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Edisto Island Serpentarium.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Edisto Island online trip maker.

Drive from Bluffton to Edisto Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In August in Edisto Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Johns Island.
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Johns Island — 2 nights

Johns Island, also spelled John's Island, is an island in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, and is the largest island in the state of South Carolina. On the 15th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Angel Oak Tree and then cool off at Trophy Lakes. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Eden Wind Farm, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Low Tide Brewing.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Johns Island road trip planning website.

Getting from Edisto Island to Johns Island by journey takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Johns Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Charleston.
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Charleston — 8 nights

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 parks, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Middleton Place, look for all kinds of wild species at Charleston Fossil Adventures, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Charleston trip itinerary builder site.

Charleston is just a short distance from Johns Island. In August, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.
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Myrtle Beach — 7 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Myrtle Beach: Murrells Inlet (Huntington Beach State Park & Brookgreen Gardens). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the waterfront at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Myrtle Beach trip planning app.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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