31 days in South Carolina Itinerary

31 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Greenville
— 2 nights
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Walhalla
— 2 nights
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Aiken
— 3 nights
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Columbia
— 4 nights
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Hilton Head
— 5 nights
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Beaufort
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 5 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 5 nights
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Greenville

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rose Hill Plantation Historic and BMW Zentrum. Escape the urban bustle at Falls Park on the Reedy and Twin Lakes Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lake Conestee Nature Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the landscape on two wheels at GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, and take in the views from Liberty Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Greenville day trip site.

Seattle to Greenville is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. Traveling from Seattle to Greenville, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in March, expect nights in Greenville to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Walhalla.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Walhalla

Walhalla is a small town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Oconee County, South Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): head outdoors with Walhalla State Fish Hatchery, take in the dramatic scenery at King Creek Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Station Cove Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at The Happy Berry, then admire the sheer force of Twin Falls/Eastatoe Falls, then experience rural life at Chattooga Belle Farm, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yellow Branch Falls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Walhalla trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Greenville to Walhalla in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in March, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Aiken.

Things to do in Walhalla

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
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Aiken

Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. Get outdoors at Hitchcock Woods and God's Acre Healing Springs. Popular historic sites such as Ninety Six National Historic Site and St. Mary Help of Christians are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aiken: Saluda County Museum (in Saluda) and Barnwell State Park (in Blackville). There's still lots to do: explore by horseback at Sea Horse Aiken, let the kids burn off some steam at Virginia Acres Park, immerse yourself in nature at Aiken State Park, and stop by Cyndi's Sweet Shoppe.

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You can drive from Walhalla to Aiken in 3 hours. In March in Aiken, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Aiken

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
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Columbia

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Peter's Catholic Church and Elmwood Cemetery. Get outdoors at Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve and Swamp Fox Murals Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Columbia side-trips: Congaree National Park (in Hopkins) and Fifty-Fifty Watersports (in Leesville). There's still lots to do: trek along Cayce Riverwalk, relax in the rural setting at City Roots, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Lion Landing, and get to know the resident critters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Columbia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aiken to Columbia takes an hour. In March in Columbia, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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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.
Nash Gallery and The Silver Garden Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Relax by the water at Coligny Beach and Driessen Beach Park. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, and get outside with HHI Jet Pack.

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Traveling by car from Columbia to Hilton Head takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Columbia in March, Hilton Head is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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Beaufort

Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pat Conroy Literary Center and The Church of the Cross. Your inner history buff will appreciate Charlesfort / Santa Elena Monument and Old Sheldon Church Ruins. Take a break from Beaufort with a short trip to Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary in Walterboro, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Hunting Island State Park, contemplate the long history of St. Helena's Anglican Church, stroll through Spanish Moss Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cypress Wetlands.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Beaufort road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Beaufort takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in March, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Popular historic sites such as Fort Sumter National Monument and Middleton Place are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Nathaniel Russell House. Step out of Charleston with an excursion to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Folly Beach Public Beach, look for gifts at MoonPie General Store, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and get engrossed in the history at Patriots Point.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Charleston travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Beaufort to Charleston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Charleston are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

5
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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Step out of the city life by going to Litchfield Beach and Myrtle Beach. Brookgreen Gardens and Warbird Park will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Myrtle Beach with a short trip to Beach House Boat Rentals in Murrells Inlet, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Alligator Adventure, have fun at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach trip builder website.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in March, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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.