42 days in South Carolina Itinerary

42 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Greenville
— 4 nights
2
Columbia
— 5 nights
3
Aiken
— 4 nights
4
Beaufort
— 5 nights
5
Hilton Head
— 6 nights
6
Charleston
— 8 nights
7
Pawleys Island
— 3 nights
8
Myrtle Beach
— 6 nights

4
nights
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
When in Greenville, make a side trip to see Food Tours in Asheville, approximately Asheville away. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, let little ones run wild at Runway Park at GMU, head outdoors with Mice on Main, and walk around Paris Mountain State Park.

Discover how to plan a Greenville trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Thomaston to Greenville is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Greenville are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Food Tours, Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Food Tours

5
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mcleod Farms Roadside Market and Pumpkin Patch (in McBee), Congaree National Park (in Hopkins) and Fryar's Topiary Garden (in Bishopville). There's still lots to do: get your game on at The Final Door Escape Room Columbia, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, meet the residents at Sea Lion Landing, and ponder the world of politics at South Carolina State House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Columbia trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Columbia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Aiken.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mcleod Farms Roadside Market and Pumpkin Patch, Congaree National Park, Cayce Riverwalk, Fryar's Topiary Garden, Lake Murray
Highlights from your plan
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
The Final Door Escape Room Columbia ©
The Final Door Escape Room Columbia
Saluda Shoals Park ©
Saluda Shoals Park

4
nights
Aiken

Aiken ©
Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. Explore Aiken's surroundings by going to Edgefield (Old Edgefield District Genealogy Society & Carolina Moon Distillery), Ninety Six National Historic Site (in Ninety Six) and Saluda County Museum (in Saluda). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Hopelands Gardens, steep yourself in history at Redcliffe Plantation State, make a trip to Aiken Center for the Arts, and see the interesting displays at Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Aiken trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Aiken takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Aiken can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in Aiken

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Edgefield, Ninety Six National Historic Site, Redcliffe Plantation State, Saluda County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ninety Six National Historic Site ©
Ninety Six National Historic Site
Hopelands Gardens ©
Hopelands Gardens
Hitchcock Woods ©
Hitchcock Woods

5
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Fripp Island Actvity Center (in Fripp Island) and Carolina Cider Company (in Yemassee). The adventure continues: stroll around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, delve into the distant past at Charlesfort / Santa Elena Monument, don't miss a visit to Bay Street, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Beaufort day trip site.

Drive from Aiken to Beaufort in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Yemassee, Fripp Island Actvity Center, Cypress Wetlands
Highlights from your plan
Pat Conroy Literary Center ©
Pat Conroy Literary Center
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park ©
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Hunting Island State Park ©
Hunting Island State Park

6
nights
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.
Hilton Head is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy some diversion at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground, examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Museum, and try for a hole-in-one at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf.

For other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Beaufort to Hilton Head in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

The Church of the Cross
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

8
nights
Charleston

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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Charleston trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Charleston, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pawleys Island.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Mount Pleasant, Folly Beach Public Beach, Isle of Palms County Park, Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine
Highlights from your plan
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

3
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. Take a break from Pawleys Island with a short trip to Hopsewee Plantation in Georgetown, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Brookgreen Gardens, steep yourself in history at Hobcaw Barony, cast your line with a fishing tour, and get engrossed in the history at Kaminski House Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pawleys Island vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Pawleys Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Pawleys Island can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Pawleys Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, Georgetown, Litchfield Beach
Highlights from your plan
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Litchfield Beach ©
Litchfield Beach
Huntington Beach State Park ©
Huntington Beach State Park

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Myrtle Beach: North Myrtle Beach (Cherry Grove Beach & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, admire the majestic nature at Myrtle Beach State Park, take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, and experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pawleys Island to Myrtle Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

North Myrtle Beach
Highlights from your plan
Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum ©
Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach

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