31 days in South Carolina Itinerary

31 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Greenville
— 3 nights
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Columbia
— 4 nights
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Bluffton
— 3 nights
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Hilton Head
— 5 nights
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Edisto Island
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Charleston
— 6 nights
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Pawleys Island
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Myrtle Beach
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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.
Attractions like The Children's Museum of the Upstate and GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Upcountry History Museum and Kings Mountain National Military Park. Explore Greenville's surroundings by going to Table Rock State Park (in Pickens), Cowpens National Battlefield (in Chesnee) and Caesars Head State Park (in Cleveland). The adventure continues: take in the views from Liberty Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Conestee Nature Park, experience rural life at Southern Hills Lavender, and contemplate the long history of Suber's Corn Mill.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Greenville online journey planner.

Orlando to Greenville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in January: high temperatures in Greenville hover around 52°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hitchcock Woods and University of South Carolina. Kids will enjoy Food Tours and South Carolina State House. Explore Columbia's surroundings by going to Aiken (Hopelands Gardens & Aiken Center for the Arts), Congaree National Park (in Hopkins) and Old Edgefield District Genealogy Society (in Edgefield). The adventure continues: walk around Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Lion Landing, stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, and admire the natural beauty at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Columbia route planner.

You can drive from Greenville to Columbia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Columbia sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bluffton.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Bluffton

Bluffton is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Bring the kids along to May River Excursions and Hilton Head National. Step off the beaten path and head to Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and St. Helena's Anglican Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bluffton: Beaufort (Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Cross, stop by Old Town Bluffton, and steep yourself in history at Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bluffton online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Columbia to Bluffton in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Bluffton can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Bluffton

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coastal Discovery Museum and Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Family-friendly places like St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church and Folly Field Beach Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Hunting Island Lighthouse in Beaufort (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mitchelville Freedom Park, let little ones run wild at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, have fun and explore at The Sandbox Interactive Children's Museum, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head day trip site.

Hilton Head is just a stone's throw from Bluffton. In January, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trip

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Edisto Island

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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): play a few rounds at The Plantation Course at Edisto, enjoy the sand and surf at Edisto Beach State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, and finally examine the collection at Edisto Island Museum.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Edisto Island itinerary site.

Travel from Hilton Head to Edisto Island in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Center for Birds of Prey and Folly Beach Public Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon and Isle of Palms Beach. Explore Charleston's surroundings by going to Freshfields Village (in Kiawah Island) and Charleston Tea Garden (in Wadmalaw Island). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, don't miss a visit to Rainbow Row, and get a new perspective on nature at The Charleston Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip maker website.

You can drive from Edisto Island to Charleston in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Charleston are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pawleys Island.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island is a town in Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States, and the Atlantic coast barrier island on which the town is located.Pawleys Island population was 103 at the 2010 census, down from 138 in 2000. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): play a few rounds at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Litchfield Beach, then contemplate the long history of Atalaya, and finally stop by Harrelson's Seafood Market. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Huntington Beach State Park, admire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Kaminski House Museum, then contemplate the long history of Hampton Plantation State Historic Site, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pawleys Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Pawleys Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January in Pawleys Island, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Pawleys Island

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Captain Hook's Adventure Golf and Cherry Grove Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum and Off-Road Tours. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, tee off at Mt. Atlanticus, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and see the interesting displays at Hollywood Wax Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach route planner.

Traveling by car from Pawleys Island to Myrtle Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

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.