44 days in South Carolina Itinerary

44 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina travel route builder

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Myrtle Beach
— 6 nights
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Charleston
— 6 nights
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Hilton Head
— 7 nights
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Beaufort
— 6 nights
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Aiken
— 4 nights
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Walhalla
— 3 nights
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Greenville
— 5 nights
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Columbia
— 6 nights
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Myrtle Beach

— 6 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Brookgreen Gardens and La Belle Amie Vineyard. Step out of the city life by going to Litchfield Beach and SC-CARES - SC Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary. Explore Myrtle Beach's surroundings by going to Huntington Beach State Park (in Murrells Inlet), Cherry Grove Beach (in North Myrtle Beach) and Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church (in Georgetown). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, identify plant and animal life at Alligator Adventure, indulge your thirst for a good beer at New South Brewing, and see the interesting displays at Warbird Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Myrtle Beach road trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Montreal in February, things will get warmer in Myrtle Beach: highs are around 18°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Charleston

— 6 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Take a break from the city and head to The Center for Birds of Prey and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Fort Sumter National Monument and Nathaniel Russell House for their historical value. There's still lots to do: settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, learn about all things military at Patriots Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Aiken-Rhett House.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Charleston travel planner.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 7 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 in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Get some cultural insight at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church and The Silver Garden Gallery. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, identify plant and animal life at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head journey planning site.

Getting from Charleston to Hilton Head by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Beaufort

— 6 nights
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Point and The Church of the Cross. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pat Conroy Literary Center and Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center. Get out of town with these interesting Beaufort side-trips: Bluffton (Old Town Bluffton, May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff, &more), Ridgeland (Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, September Oaks Winery, &more) and Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary (in Walterboro). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Hunting Island State Park, walk around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, grab your bike and head to Spanish Moss Trail, and sample the fine beverages at Lucky Duck Distillery.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Beaufort day trip planning site.

Drive from Hilton Head to Beaufort in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Aiken.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trips

Aiken

— 4 nights
Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. Do some cultural sightseeing at Redcliffe Plantation State and Ninety Six National Historic Site. Take a break from the city and head to Hitchcock Woods and God's Acre Healing Springs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aiken: Barnwell State Park (in Blackville), Carolina Moon Distillery (in Edgefield) and Saluda County Museum (in Saluda). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary Help of Christians, tee off at Aiken Golf Club, stop by Cyndi's Sweet Shoppe, and let little ones run wild at Virginia Acres Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Aiken trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Aiken takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Aiken when traveling from Beaufort in February, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Walhalla.

Things to do in Aiken

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Nature

Side Trips

Walhalla

— 3 nights
Walhalla is a small town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Oconee County, South Carolina, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Yellow Branch Falls and Twin Falls/Eastatoe Falls. Get a sense of the local culture at Oconee History Museum and Oconee Station State Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Walhalla: Mountain Rest (Walhalla State Fish Hatchery & King Creek Falls). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Station Cove Falls, admire the majestic nature at Oconee State Park, and experience rural life at Chattooga Belle Farm.

Find out how to plan Walhalla trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Aiken to Walhalla by car takes about 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Walhalla are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Walhalla

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Greenville

— 5 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 Falls Park on the Reedy and GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at City Scape Winery and Cowpens National Battlefield. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Greenville: Twin Lakes Park (in Seneca), Sugar Tit Moonshine Distillery (in Reidville) and Spartanburg (Motte & Sons Bootlegging Company & RJ Rockers Taproom and The Silo). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Conestee Nature Park, sample the fine beverages at Copperhead Mountain Distillery, examine the collection at Model Trains Station, and snap pictures at Liberty Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Greenville road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Walhalla to Greenville takes 1.5 hours. In March in Greenville, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Columbia

— 6 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Peter's Catholic Church and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Escape the urban bustle at Swamp Fox Murals Trail and Cayce Riverwalk. Get out of town with these interesting Columbia side-trips: Fifty-Fifty Watersports (in Leesville), Chester State Park (in Chester) and North Augusta (North Augusta Greenway Trail & River Golf Club). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, relax in the rural setting at City Roots, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Jackson, and play a few rounds at Wyboo Golf Club.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Columbia route builder site.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Columbia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Columbia are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbia

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Golf

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.