44 days in South Carolina Itinerary

44 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip maker

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Greenville
— 4 nights
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Columbia
— 5 nights
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Bluffton
— 5 nights
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Hilton Head
— 6 nights
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Charleston
— 10 nights
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Edisto Island
— 4 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 8 nights
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Greenville

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ninety Six National Historic Site and Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Hill Plantation (in Clemson), Rose Hill Plantation Historic (in Union) and Oconee Station State Historic Site (in Walhalla). There's much more to do: walk around Falls Park on the Reedy, contemplate the long history of Musgrove Mill State Historic, make a trip to Noma Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Church.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Greenville trip builder app.

Norfolk to Greenville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Columbia

— 5 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Peter's Catholic Church and Historic Rock Hill at the White Home. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbia: PuckerButt Pepper Company (in Fort Mill), Aiken Center for the Arts (in Aiken) and Giordana Velodrome (in Rock Hill). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Lion Landing, look for all kinds of wild species at Saluda Shoals Park, and see where the action happens at Founders Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Columbia trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Greenville to Columbia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Columbia, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bluffton.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bluffton

— 5 nights
Bluffton is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Old Sheldon Church Ruins and Old Town Bluffton are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to The Sands (in Port Royal), Beaufort (Hunting Island State Park, Monkey's Uncle, &more) and Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (in Hardeeville). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross, tee off at Hilton Head National, enjoy some diversion at Palmetto Indoor Range, and take in the exciting artwork at Pluff Mudd Art.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bluffton trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Columbia to Bluffton in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Bluffton

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 6 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Get a sense of the local culture at Coastal Discovery Museum and Fort Howell. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery, and kick back and relax at Hilton Head Island Beach.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head trip planning app.

Hilton Head is just a short distance from Bluffton. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Charleston

— 10 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Middleton Place. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Fort Sumter National Monument, take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Edisto Island

— 4 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. Step out of Edisto Island to go to Wadmalaw Island and see Charleston Tea Garden, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Edisto Island Serpentarium, stop by The Edisto Bookstore, enjoy the sand and surf at Edisto Beach State Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Edisto Island travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Edisto Island takes 1.5 hours. In July in Edisto Island, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Golf

Side Trip

Myrtle Beach

— 8 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Broadway at the Beach and Brookgreen Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Myrtle Beach: Huntington Beach State Park (in Murrells Inlet), Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach) and Cherry Grove Beach (in North Myrtle Beach). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, take in the waterfront at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, get in on the family fun at Family Kingdom Amusement Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Myrtle Beach.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Edisto Island to Myrtle Beach in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

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.