36 days in South Carolina Itinerary

36 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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36 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Valparaiso
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Edisto Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kiawah Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Charleston
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Pawleys Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Myrtle Beach
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Hilton Head
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Beaufort
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Valparaiso

3
nights
Edisto Island

Edisto Island ©
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Charleston Tea Plantation and Edisto Beach State Park. Head to Kings Farm Market and With These Hands Galleryfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: stop by The Edisto Bookstore, savor the flavors at George and Pink's, play a few rounds at The Plantation Course at Edisto, and see the interesting displays at Edisto Island Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Edisto Island day trip planning website .

Valparaiso to Edisto Island is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kiawah Island.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Outdoors Shopping Golf

Side Trip

Charleston Tea Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Edisto Beach State Park ©
Edisto Beach State Park
Kings Farm Market ©
Kings Farm Market
The Plantation Course at Edisto ©
The Plantation Course at Edisto

4
nights
Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island ©
Kiawah is a sea island, or barrier island, on the Atlantic coast of the United States. Head to Freshfields Village and Kiawah Fine Jewelryfor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as Kiawah Island and Turtle Point Golf Course. There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at The Ocean Course.

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

You can drive from Edisto Island to Kiawah Island in 1.5 hours. In October in Kiawah Island, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Kiawah Island

Outdoors Golf Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kiawah Island ©
Kiawah Island
Freshfields Village ©
Freshfields Village
Osprey Point Golf Course ©
Osprey Point Golf Course

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.
Popular historic sites such as Aiken-Rhett House and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Moultrie and Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon. There's much more to do: stroll through Folly Beach Public Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square, and take an in-depth tour of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Charleston trip planning website .

You can drive from Kiawah Island to Charleston in an hour. October in Charleston sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pawleys Island.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Folly Beach Public Beach, Fort Moultrie
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

5
nights
Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island ©
Pawleys Island is a town in Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States, and the Atlantic coast barrier island on which the town is located.Pawleys Island population was 103 at the 2010 census, down from 138 in 2000. Hopsewee Plantation and Atalaya will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as The Hammock Shops Village and River Club. There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, take in the waterfront at MarshWalk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pawleys Island trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Pawleys Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Pawleys Island can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Pawleys Island

Outdoors Golf Shopping

Side Trips

MarshWalk, Hopsewee Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Hopsewee Plantation ©
Hopsewee Plantation
Atalaya ©
Atalaya
The Hammock Shops Village ©
The Hammock Shops Village

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. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Belle Amie Vineyard and Warbird Park. Do your shopping at Tanger Outlets Myrtle Beach Hwy 17 and The Market Common. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Myrtle Beach: Cherry Grove Beach (in North Myrtle Beach) and Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach). Next up on the itinerary: stop by I Love Sugar, play a few rounds at Mt. Atlanticus, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and learn about winemaking at Duplin Winery.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach attractions planner .

Getting from Pawleys Island to Myrtle Beach by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Litchfield Beach, La Belle Amie Vineyard, Beach Beads & Glass Studio
Highlights from your plan
Captain Hook's Adventure Golf ©
Captain Hook's Adventure Golf
Litchfield Beach ©
Litchfield Beach
La Belle Amie Vineyard ©
La Belle Amie Vineyard

7
nights
Hilton Head

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Harbour Town Lighthouse and Chocolate Canopy. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Wine & Cheese, If You Please? and The Oilerie Hilton Head Island. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Museum, race across the water with a speed boat tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and enjoy the sand and surf at Driessen Beach Park.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hilton Head online vacation maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. November in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Driessen Beach Park ©
Driessen Beach Park
Coastal Discovery Museum ©
Coastal Discovery Museum
Hilton Head Distillery ©
Hilton Head Distillery

4
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Get some historical perspective at Old Sheldon Church Ruins and Hunting Island Lighthouse. Do your shopping at Port Royal Farmers Market and The Chocolate Tree. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Helena's Anglican Church, take in the exciting artwork at Thibault Gallery, and look for gifts at Olive the Above.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Beaufort trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Beaufort takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Port Royal, Old Sheldon Church Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins
The Point ©
The Point
Hunting Island Lighthouse ©
Hunting Island Lighthouse

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