31 days in South Carolina Itinerary

31 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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31 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
bus:  1​h 45​min
1
Greenville
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Columbia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Hilton Head
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Beaufort
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Charleston
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Myrtle Beach
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h
End: Charlotte

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Falls Park on the Reedy and Lake Conestee Nature Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Children's Museum of the Upstate and Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of SC. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Greenville: King Creek Falls (in Mountain Rest), Anderson County Museum (in Anderson) and Oconee History Museum (in Walhalla). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery, get your bearings at BMW Zentrum, get curious at Bob Campbell Geology Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Greenville, use our trip itinerary maker.

Charlotte to Greenville is an approximately 2-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Spartanburg, Bob Campbell Geology Museum, Oconee History Museum, Anderson County Museum, King Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
King Creek Falls ©
King Creek Falls
Lake Conestee Nature Park ©
Lake Conestee Nature Park

4
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden and Museum of York County. Let the collections at Elloree Heritage Museum & Cultural Center and I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbia: Chester County Historical Museum (in Chester), Teapot museum (in Elloree) and Rock Hill Fire Station Museum (in Rock Hill). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Saluda County Museum, take in the architecture and design of Cocky Statue, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Columbia driving holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Greenville to Columbia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Columbia

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Elloree, Rock Hill, Chester County Historical Museum, I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium, Saluda County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Teapot museum ©
Teapot museum

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate Coastal Discovery Museum and The Sandbox Interactive Children's Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Folly Field Beach Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Hilton Head journey website .

Traveling by car from Columbia to Hilton Head takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. July in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

4
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pat Conroy Literary Center and South Carolina Artisans Center. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Beaufort: Colleton Museum and Farmers Market (in Walterboro), Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage (in Ridgeland) and Bluffton (Spas, Old Town Bluffton, & more). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Point, enjoy the sand and surf at The Sands, shop like a local with Thibault Gallery, and look for gifts at Olive the Above.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Beaufort trip planner .

You can drive from Hilton Head to Beaufort in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Beaufort

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Bluffton, Walterboro, Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, The Sands
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours
South Carolina Artisans Center ©
South Carolina Artisans Center

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.
Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Folly Beach Public Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Isle of Palms Beach. Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Awendaw to see The Center for Birds of Prey about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, admire the masterpieces at City Gallery at Waterfront Park, and settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

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Traveling by car from Beaufort to Charleston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, The Center for Birds of Prey, Patriots Point
Highlights from your plan
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Center for Birds of Prey ©
The Center for Birds of Prey

6
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Family-friendly places like Broadway at the Beach and Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach will thrill your kids. Get in touch with nature at Myrtle Beach and Litchfield Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Myrtle Beach: Murrells Inlet (MISC - Everything Murrells Inlet, Brookgreen Gardens, & more) and Cherry Grove Beach (in North Myrtle Beach). There's much more to do: catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing, learn about all things military at Warbird Park, and see the interesting displays at Hollywood Wax Museum.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach tour itinerary site .

Drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, North Myrtle Beach, Litchfield Beach
Highlights from your plan
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach

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