35 days in South Carolina Itinerary

35 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip planner

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Greenville
— 5 nights
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Columbia
— 5 nights
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Hilton Head
— 5 nights
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Beaufort
— 5 nights
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Charleston
— 8 nights
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North Myrtle Beach
— 6 nights
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Greenville

— 5 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.
Bring the kids along to Falls Park on the Reedy and The Children's Museum of the Upstate. Museum-lovers will get to explore Cross Keys Plantation and Anderson County Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Greenville side-trips: Bob Campbell Geology Museum (in Clemson), Spartanburg (Chapman Cultural Center & Spartanburg County Regional Museum of History) and Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site (in Pickens). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Lake Conestee Nature Park, examine the collection at BMW Zentrum, and get engrossed in the history at Upcountry History Museum.

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New York City to Greenville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Greenville, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Columbia

— 5 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Attractions like South Carolina Military Museum and Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Do some cultural sightseeing at Saluda County Museum and I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbia: Old Edgefield District Genealogy Society (in Edgefield), Chester County Historical Museum (in Chester) and God's Acre Healing Springs (in Blackville). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Elloree Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, explore the engaging exhibits at Rock Hill Fire Station Museum, get your game on at Escape Plan Columbia, and see the interesting displays at Tearificteapot Museum.

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Getting from Greenville to Columbia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Columbia are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Columbia

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

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.
St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church and The Sandbox Interactive Children's Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Coastal Discovery Museum and Harbour Town Lighthouse & Museum. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, putt your heart out at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Hilton Head trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Columbia to Hilton Head in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. In June in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Beaufort

— 5 nights
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Let the collections at Pat Conroy Literary Center and Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Point and Thibault Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beaufort: Bluffton (Moonlit Lullaby, Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, &more) and Walterboro (Colleton Museum and Farmers Market & South Carolina Artisans Center). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Beaufort National Cemetery, stroll around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, steep yourself in history at Tabernacle Baptist Church, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Beaufort road trip website.

Getting from Hilton Head to Beaufort by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July in Beaufort, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Charleston

— 8 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fort Sumter National Monument and Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. Appreciate the collections at Patriots Point and Principle Gallery Charleston. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charleston: Bee City (in Cottageville), Dewees Island (in Isle of Palms) and The Center for Birds of Prey (in Awendaw). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, steep yourself in history at Boone Hall Plantation, and admire the natural beauty at Middleton Place.

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You can drive from Beaufort to Charleston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Charleston are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to North Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach

— 6 nights
North Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Broadway at the Beach and Hollywood Wax Museum. Let the collections at Brookgreen Gardens and Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around North Myrtle Beach: Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach) and Warbird Park (in Myrtle Beach). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing, and experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our North Myrtle Beach online tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Charleston to North Myrtle Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in North Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in North Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games

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.