43 days in South Carolina`s Coast Region Itinerary

43 days in South Carolina`s Coast Region Itinerary

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43 days in South Carolina`s Coast Region Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Rock Hill
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
North Myrtle Beach
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Georgetown
— 5 nights
bus + Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Beaufort
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Charleston
— 11 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Rock Hill

Rock Hill ©
Rock Hill is the largest city in York County, South Carolina, United States and the fifth-largest city in the state. Explore Rock Hill's surroundings by going to Newberry (Old Courthouse & Lynch's Wood Park), Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio (in Lancaster) and Lake Wateree State Park (in Winnsboro). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Glencairn Gardens, have fun and explore at Rock Hill Fire Station Museum, walk around Walter Y. Elisha Park, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rock Hill travel website .

Melbourne, Australia to Rock Hill is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 15 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Rock Hill hover around 31°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Rock Hill

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fort Mill, Newberry, Mr Putty's Fun Park, Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio, Lake Wateree State Park
Highlights from your plan
Glencairn Gardens ©
Glencairn Gardens
Giordana Velodrome ©
Giordana Velodrome
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a city in Florence County, South Carolina, United States, and it is probably best known for the intersection of I-95 and I-20, and the eastern terminus of I-20. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake City (Dr. Ronald E. McNair Memorial Garden & Moore Farms Botanical Garden), Swamp Fox Murals Trail (in Manning) and Hartsville (Kalmia Gardens & Hartsville Museum). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Florence Baptist Temple, browse the fresh offerings at Pee Dee State Farmers Market, and browse the collection at Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rock Hill to Florence takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to North Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hartsville, Sumter, Lake City, Mcleod Farms Roadside Market and Pumpkin Patch, Swamp Fox Murals Trail
Highlights from your plan
Swan Lake Iris Gardens ©
Swan Lake Iris Gardens
Florence Veterans Park ©
Florence Veterans Park
Florence National Cemetery ©
Florence National Cemetery

7
nights
North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach ©
North Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from North Myrtle Beach: MarshWalk (in Murrells Inlet) and Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, Pee Dee Bicycle, & more). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing.

Plan a North Myrtle Beach trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Florence to North Myrtle Beach in 1.5 hours. In May in North Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Georgetown.

Things to do in North Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach, MarshWalk, La Belle Amie Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

5
nights
Georgetown

Georgetown ©
Georgetown is the third oldest city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Georgetown: Murrells Inlet (Huntington Beach State Park & Waccamaw Neck Bikeway) and McClellanville (Washo Reserve & Wambaw Creek Wilderness Canoe Trail). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens, see the interesting displays at Georgetown County Museum, identify plant and animal life at Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center, and stroll the grounds of Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Georgetown trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from North Myrtle Beach to Georgetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Georgetown can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in Georgetown

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, McClellanville
Highlights from your plan
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Huntington Beach State Park ©
Huntington Beach State Park
Hopsewee Plantation ©
Hopsewee Plantation

8
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Beaufort side-trips: Palmetto Indoor Range (in Hardeeville), Lucky Duck Distillery (in Yemassee) and Bluffton (Maye River Gallery, Moonlit Lullaby, & more). The adventure continues: stroll around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and enjoy the sea views from Hunting Island Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Beaufort day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and car from Georgetown to Beaufort in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Beaufort are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bluffton, Yemassee, The Sands Boardwalk, Palmetto Indoor Range
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

11
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Step out of Charleston to go to Awendaw and see The Center for Birds of Prey, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the long history of Middleton Place, and take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston driving holiday website .

You can drive from Beaufort to Charleston in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Charleston are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Pleasant, Folly Beach, H. L. Hunley, The Center for Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours