35 days in South Carolina Itinerary

35 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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35 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Bus:  1​h 45​min
1
Greenville
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Columbia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bluffton
— 4 nights
Bus:  30​min
4
Hilton Head
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Charleston
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Georgetown
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
North Myrtle Beach
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve (in Spartanburg), Pickens (Table Rock State Park & Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of SC) and Twin Falls/Eastatoe Falls (in Sunset). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, snap pictures at Poinsett Bridge, and get your game on at Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Greenville journey app .

Charlotte to Greenville is an approximately 2-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. August in Greenville sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pickens, Lake Jocassee, Caesars Head State Park, Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve, Cowpens National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville ©
Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbia: Chester County Historical Museum (in Chester), Aiken (Hopelands Gardens, Hitchcock Woods, & more) and Historic Rock Hill at the White Home (in Rock Hill). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at South Carolina State Museum, get a sense of history and politics at South Carolina State House, and admire the landmark architecture of Old Courthouse.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbia online tour planner .

You can take a bus from Greenville to Columbia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bluffton.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aiken, Historic Rock Hill at the White Home, Old Courthouse, Chester County Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Hitchcock Woods ©
Hitchcock Woods
South Carolina State House ©
South Carolina State House

4
nights
Bluffton

Bluffton ©
Bluffton is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Bluffton: Beaufort (The Point, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, & more), Old Sheldon Church Ruins (in Yemassee) and York W. Bailey Museum (in Saint Helena Island). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Cross, look for gifts at Moonlit Lullaby, get lost in a book at Beaufort County Library - Beaufort Branch Library, and take a stroll through Old Town Bluffton.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Bluffton road trip tool .

Getting from Columbia to Bluffton by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bluffton are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Bluffton

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Beaufort, York W. Bailey Museum, Old Sheldon Church Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Pat Conroy Literary Center ©
Pat Conroy Literary Center
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park ©
The Church of the Cross ©
The Church of the Cross

5
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.
Take a break from Hilton Head with a short trip to Hunting Island Lighthouse in Beaufort, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hilton Head route planner .

Hilton Head is just a stone's throw from Bluffton. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Hunting Island Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Charleston road trip app .

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Georgetown.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Folly Beach Public Beach, H. L. Hunley, Boone Hall Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Georgetown

Georgetown ©
Georgetown is the third oldest city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Georgetown side-trips: Murrells Inlet (Harrelson's Seafood Market, Huntington Beach State Park, & more) and The Pier at Garden City Beach (in Garden City Beach). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Brookgreen Gardens, stroll through Litchfield Beach, contemplate the long history of Hopsewee Plantation, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Georgetown online trip maker .

Drive from Charleston to Georgetown in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Georgetown sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to North Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Georgetown

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, The Pier at Garden City Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Huntington Beach State Park ©
Huntington Beach State Park
Litchfield Beach ©
Litchfield Beach

6
nights
North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach ©
North Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near North Myrtle Beach: Myrtle Beach (Warbird Park, Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, & more). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

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You can drive from Georgetown to North Myrtle Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in North Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trip

Myrtle Beach
Highlights from your plan
Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum ©
Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach

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