37 days in South Carolina Itinerary

37 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina travel route maker

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Myrtle Beach
— 5 nights
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Pawleys Island
— 4 nights
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Greenville
— 3 nights
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Beaufort
— 5 nights
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Hilton Head
— 5 nights
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Saint Helena Island
— 1 night
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Edisto Island
— 2 nights
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McClellanville
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 6 nights
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Myrtle Beach

— 5 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions. Visiting Cherry Grove Beach and Captain Hook's Adventure Golf will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Myrtle Beach: Heritage Shores Nature Preserve (in North Myrtle Beach) and Waccamaw River Park (in Conway). And it doesn't end there: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, walk around Conway Riverwalk, wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach online trip itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Myrtle Beach due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pawleys Island.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pawleys Island

— 4 nights
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Hopsewee Plantation and Fishing Charters & Tours. Visiting Litchfield Beach and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Atalaya, stop by High Country Olive Oil, pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, and play a few rounds at River Club.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pawleys Island holiday builder tool.

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Pawleys Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Pawleys Island

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenville

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cowpens National Battlefield and Rose Hill Plantation Historic. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail and Lake Conestee Nature Park. Get out of town with these interesting Greenville side-trips: Musgrove Mill State Historic (in Clinton), Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel (in Walhalla) and Chattooga Belle Farm (in Long Creek). There's still lots to do: walk around Falls Park on the Reedy and stop by Mast General Store.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Greenville online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Pawleys Island to Greenville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Greenville sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Beaufort

— 5 nights
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hunting Island Lighthouse and Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Old Sheldon Church Ruins and The Point are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Beaufort with an excursion to Rivers Bridge State Historic Site in Ehrhardt--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Helena's Anglican Church, stop by Monkey's Uncle, stroll the grounds of Beaufort National Cemetery, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Spanish Moss Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Beaufort trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Greenville to Beaufort by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Commander Zodiac. Get a sense of the local culture at Coastal Discovery Museum and Harbour Town Lighthouse & Museum. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Folly Field Beach Park, putt your heart out at Legendary Golf, and look for all kinds of wild species at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hilton Head road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Hilton Head takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Saint Helena Island.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Saint Helena Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): shop like a local with Red Piano Too Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Penn Center, then steep yourself in history at Saint Helena Parish Chapel of Ease Ruins, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Fremont.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saint Helena Island road trip planner.

Travel from Hilton Head to Saint Helena Island in 1.5 hours. In May in Saint Helena Island, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Saint Helena Island

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Edisto Island

— 2 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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area and Charleston Tea Garden. Escape the urban bustle at Edisto Beach State Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's still lots to do: tee off at The Plantation Course at Edisto, see the interesting displays at Edisto Island Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Edisto Island Serpentarium, and stop by With These Hands Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Edisto Island day trip planner.

You can travel from Saint Helena Island to Edisto Island in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to McClellanville.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Tours

Side Trip

McClellanville

— 2 nights
McClellanville is a small fishing town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and then identify plant and animal life at Wambaw Creek Wilderness Canoe Trail. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Center for Birds of Prey.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the McClellanville travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Edisto Island to McClellanville by car takes about 2 hours. May in McClellanville sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in McClellanville

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Charleston

— 6 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aiken-Rhett House and Fort Moultrie. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and St. Michael's Church. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, cast your line with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Edmondston-Alston House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Charleston trip planner.

You can drive from McClellanville to Charleston in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.