35 days in South Carolina Itinerary

35 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip itinerary planner
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Hilton Head
— 5 nights
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Beaufort
— 4 nights
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Edisto Island
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 7 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 6 nights
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Columbia
— 4 nights
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Greenville
— 5 nights
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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, beaches, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head road trip app.

Ottawa, Canada to Hilton Head is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ottawa in May, things will get a bit warmer in Hilton Head: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Beaufort.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Wineries
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Beaufort — 4 nights

Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Beaufort is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Pat Conroy Literary Center, head outdoors with Tallboy Fishing Charters, take an in-depth tour of Beaufort History Museum, and stroll the grounds of Beaufort National Cemetery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Beaufort holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Beaufort takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Beaufort, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Edisto Island.
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Edisto Island — 3 nights

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. Explore Edisto Island's surroundings by going to Johns Island (Low Tide Brewing & Eden Wind Farm). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Botany Bay Ecotours, get to know the resident critters at Edisto Island Serpentarium, take in the waterfront activity at The Marina at Edisto Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Edisto Island travel planner.

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Edisto Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Edisto Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Charleston.
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Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums
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Charleston — 7 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, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, don't miss a visit to Charleston City Market, admire the natural beauty at Battery & White Point Gardens, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Charleston online holiday maker.

Drive from Edisto Island to Charleston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Charleston are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums
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Myrtle Beach — 6 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Your day by day itinerary now includes Grande Dunes Golf Resort as well as Arrowhead Country Club. Explore Myrtle Beach's surroundings by going to Murrells Inlet (Brookgreen Gardens & Huntington Beach State Park) and Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing, enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach, and admire the majestic nature at Myrtle Beach State Park.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach visit planning website.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Columbia.
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Columbia — 4 nights

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbia: Swan Lake Iris Gardens (in Sumter), Landsford Canal State Park (in Catawba) and Old Courthouse (in Newberry). Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Congaree National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Lion Landing.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Columbia tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Columbia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. June in Columbia sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Greenville.
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Greenville — 5 nights

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Explore Greenville's surroundings by going to Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours (in Long Creek), Cowpens National Battlefield (in Chesnee) and Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site (in Pickens). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at The Millstone Gallery, and appreciate the history behind Major Rudolph Anderson Memorial.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Greenville road trip planner.

Drive from Columbia to Greenville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Greenville, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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South Carolina travel guide

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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.
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