39 days in South Carolina Itinerary

39 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Bluffton
— 4 nights
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Hilton Head
— 8 nights
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Edisto Island
— 2 nights
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Kiawah Island
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 8 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 7 nights
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Blacksburg
— 1 night
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Greenville
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Bluffton

Bluffton is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town Bluffton and Pat Conroy Literary Center. For shopping fun, head to Tanger Outlets Hilton Head or Monkey's Uncle. Venture out of the city with trips to Parris Island Museum (in Parris Island), Beaufort (Tabernacle Baptist Church, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, &more) and Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage (in Ridgeland). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Old Sheldon Church Ruins and pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bluffton online trip builder.

Dallas to Bluffton is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bluffton when traveling from Dallas in December, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Bluffton

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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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 Folly Field Beach Park and Coastal Discovery Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Island Winery and Harbour Town Lighthouse & Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, play a few rounds at Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines, identify plant and animal life at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, and kick back and relax at Coligny Beach.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head trip tool.

Hilton Head is very close to Bluffton. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in December, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Museums

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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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, look for gifts at With These Hands Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Edisto Beach State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with Botany Bay Ecotours, examine the collection at Edisto Island Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Low Tide Brewing.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Edisto Island online itinerary planner.

Traveling by journey from Hilton Head to Edisto Island takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Edisto Island are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Kiawah Island.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Kiawah Island

Kiawah is a sea island, or barrier island, on the Atlantic coast of the United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for gifts at Kiawah Fine Jewelry, then buy something for everyone on your list at Freshfields Village, and then tee off at The Ocean Course. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, then kick back and relax at Kiawah Beachwalker Park, and then play a few rounds at Kiawah Island.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kiawah Island route planner.

Getting from Edisto Island to Kiawah Island by journey takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kiawah Island are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Kiawah Island

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Charleston Museum and Circular Congregational Church. Get some cultural insight at Heyward-Washington House and Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Charleston trip planner.

Drive from Kiawah Island to Charleston in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Charleston are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Shop till you drop at The Market Common and The Olive Shoppe. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Hollywood Wax Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Myrtle Beach: Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Pawleys Island) and Brookgreen Gardens (in Murrells Inlet). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Wheels of Yesteryear, tee off at Mt. Atlanticus, revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Myrtle Beach Hwy 17, and wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach trip site.

Getting from Charleston to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Blacksburg.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Blacksburg

Blacksburg is a small town in Cherokee County, South Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kings Mountain National Military Park.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Blacksburg online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Blacksburg in 4.5 hours. In January, Blacksburg is a bit cooler than Myrtle Beach - with highs of 49°F and lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Blacksburg

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Greenville

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.
Get some cultural insight at Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery and Art Crossing. For shopping fun, head to Bon Secours Wellness Arena or The Art Cellar. Venture out of the city with trips to Chapman Cultural Center (in Spartanburg), Caesars Head State Park (in Cleveland) and Columbia (Columbia Museum of Art & Columbia Brew Bus). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Dark Corner Distillery, take in the history at Cowpens National Battlefield, explore the engaging exhibits at The Children's Museum of the Upstate, and immerse yourself in nature at Table Rock State Park.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Greenville driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Blacksburg to Greenville takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Greenville can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Greenville

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

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.