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 Broadway at the Beach and Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church. Step out of the city life by going to Litchfield Beach and Myrtle Beach. Explore Myrtle Beach's surroundings by going to Murrells Inlet (Huntington Beach State Park & Brookgreen Gardens), Cherry Grove Beach (in North Myrtle Beach) and SC-CARES - SC Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary (in Georgetown). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at New South Brewing, brush up on your military savvy at Warbird Park, choose your vessel at Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions, and get all the equipment you need at Pee Dee Bicycle.

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 Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Fort Sumter National Monument and Magnolia Plantation & Gardens for their historical value. Step out of Charleston to go to Awendaw and see The Center for Birds of Prey, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, brush up on your military savvy at Patriots Point, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to Middleton Place.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Charleston online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Charleston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive 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: Ridgeland (Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, September Oaks Winery, &more), Bluffton (Old Town Bluffton, May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff, &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 St. Mary Help of Christians. 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: Saluda County Museum (in Saluda), Carolina Moon Distillery (in Edgefield) and Ninety Six National Historic Site (in Ninety Six). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Barnwell State Park, tee off at Aiken Golf Club, look for gifts at Cyndi's Sweet Shoppe, and let little ones run wild at Virginia Acres Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Aiken sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Beaufort to Aiken in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Beaufort in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Aiken. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can 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 Station Cove 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: Twin Falls/Eastatoe Falls (in Sunset) and Mountain Rest (Walhalla State Fish Hatchery & King Creek Falls). There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Oconee State Park and relax in the rural setting at The Happy Berry.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Walhalla road trip planning app.

You can drive from Aiken to Walhalla in 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Walhalla can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Greenville.

Things to do in Walhalla

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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 Cowpens National Battlefield. Do some cultural sightseeing at City Scape Winery and Model Trains Station. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Greenville: Twin Lakes Park (in Seneca), Spartanburg (Motte & Sons Bootlegging Company & RJ Rockers Taproom and The Silo) and Sugar Tit Moonshine Distillery (in Reidville). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Conestee Nature Park, sample the fine beverages at Six & Twenty Distillery, tee off at Woodfin Ridge Golf Club, 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 South Carolina State House. Escape the urban bustle at Swamp Fox Murals Trail and Chester State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Columbia side-trips: Fifty-Fifty Watersports (in Leesville), North Augusta (North Augusta Greenway Trail & River Golf Club) and Wyboo Golf Club (in Manning). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, experience rural life at City Roots, expand your understanding of the military at Fort Jackson, and hike along Cayce Riverwalk.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Columbia online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Greenville to Columbia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Columbia are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbia

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Golf

Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
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.