31 days in South Carolina Itinerary

31 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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31 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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

2
nights
Bluffton

Bluffton ©
Bluffton is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. On the 2nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Old Sheldon Church Ruins, then look for gifts at The Chocolate Tree, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bluffton vacation builder .

Munich, Germany to Bluffton is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Munich in October, things will get much hotter in Bluffton: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Bluffton

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beaufort, Old Sheldon Church Ruins, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge ©
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins
The Church of the Cross ©
The Church of the Cross

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coligny Beach. The adventure continues: trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and tee off at Country Club of Hilton Head.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Hilton Head online trip itinerary maker .

Hilton Head is just a stone's throw from Bluffton. In October, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Speed Boats Tours

7
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Sumter National Monument and Nathaniel Russell House. Get outdoors at Folly Beach Public Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, steep yourself in history at Aiken-Rhett House, learn about all things military at Patriots Point, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Charleston sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Folly Beach Public Beach, The Center for Birds of Prey, Isle of Palms County Park, Patriots Point
Highlights from your plan
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
The Center for Birds of Prey ©
The Center for Birds of Prey

7
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 the city life by going to Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions and Myrtle Beach. For shopping fun, head to Broadway at the Beach or Gay Dolphin Gift Cove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Myrtle Beach: Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach), Cherry Grove Beach (in North Myrtle Beach) and Murrells Inlet (Brookgreen Gardens & Huntington Beach State Park). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator Adventure, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium, take in the waterfront at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, and revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Myrtle Beach Hwy 17.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach
Highlights from your plan
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions ©
Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions
Cherry Grove Beach ©
Cherry Grove Beach

4
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Visiting Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden and Saluda Shoals Park will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Peter's Catholic Church and Fort Jackson Museum (not open to All public). Get out of town with these interesting Columbia side-trips: Puckerbutt (in Fort Mill), Lake Marion Golf Course (in Santee) and Giordana Velodrome (in Rock Hill). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some photo ops at Worlds Largest Fire Hydrant, don't miss a visit to Tunnel Vision Mural, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santee National Wildlife Refuge.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Columbia road trip planning site .

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Columbia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Columbia are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Columbia

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Marion Golf Course, Puckerbutt, Santee National Wildlife Refuge, Giordana Velodrome
Highlights from your plan
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Saluda Shoals Park ©
Saluda Shoals Park
Santee National Wildlife Refuge ©
Santee National Wildlife Refuge

3
nights
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Escape the urban bustle at Falls Park on the Reedy and Lake Conestee Nature Park. Head to Carolina Honey Bee Company and Bon Secours Wellness Arenafor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Liberty Bridge, browse the different shops at Haywood Mall, admire all the interesting features of Fluor Field at the WestEnd, and sample the fine beverages at Dark Corner Distillery.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Greenville trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Columbia to Greenville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Greenville

#Parks, #Shopping, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Carolina Honey Bee Company, Lake Conestee Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Lake Conestee Nature Park ©
Lake Conestee Nature Park
Carolina Honey Bee Company ©
Carolina Honey Bee Company

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