31 days in South Carolina Itinerary

31 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina itinerary maker

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Long Creek
— 1 day
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Greenville
— 4 nights
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Columbia
— 5 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 6 nights
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Charleston
— 6 nights
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Beaufort
— 4 nights
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Hilton Head
— 5 nights
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Long Creek

— 1 day
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel and then head outdoors with Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Long Creek online itinerary planner.

Atlanta to Long Creek is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In August in Long Creek, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Greenville.

Things to do in Long Creek

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

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Greenville

— 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Greenville: City Scape Winery (in Pelzer), Sugar Tit Moonshine Distillery (in Reidville) and Landrum (The Millstone Gallery & Campbell's Covered Bridge). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, get outside with Mice on Main, take in the views from Liberty Bridge, and sample the fine beverages at Dark Corner Distillery.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Greenville day trip planning website.

Drive from Long Creek to Greenville in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Greenville can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Columbia

— 5 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbia: Aiken (Aiken Center for the Arts & Hitchcock Woods). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, sample some tasty brews at Columbia Brew Bus, stroll around Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Murray.

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You can drive from Greenville to Columbia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Columbia sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Tours · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 6 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Get out of town with these interesting Myrtle Beach side-trips: Brookgreen Gardens (in Murrells Inlet) and Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach, kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, make a trip to Barefoot Landing, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at New South Brewing.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach trip maker tool.

Getting from Columbia to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Charleston

— 6 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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Charleston trip planner.

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Beaufort

— 4 nights
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Step out of Beaufort to go to Walterboro and see Tuskegee Airmen Memorial, which is approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, stroll the grounds of Beaufort National Cemetery, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and examine the collection at Pat Conroy Literary Center.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Beaufort trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Beaufort takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Beaufort sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 5 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Hilton Head is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Field Beach Park, and trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Beaufort to Hilton Head in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches
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.

Coastal South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches