48 days in South Carolina Itinerary

48 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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48 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Columbia
1
Columbia
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Greenville
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Myrtle Beach
— 8 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Pawleys Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Charleston
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Beaufort
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Hilton Head
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Columbia

6
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Get out of town with these interesting Columbia side-trips: Carowinds (in Charlotte), Congaree National Park (in Hopkins) and Aiken (Hopelands Gardens & Hitchcock Woods). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Lion Landing, gain insight at University of South Carolina, and stroll around Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Columbia itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Columbia. July in Columbia sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Greenville.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Aiken, Carowinds, Congaree National Park
Highlights from your plan
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Carowinds ©
Carowinds
Hitchcock Woods ©
Hitchcock Woods

7
nights
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Get out of town with these interesting Greenville side-trips: Spartanburg (Chapman Cultural Center, Motte & Sons Bootlegging Company, & more), Pickens (Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of SC & Table Rock State Park) and Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel (in Walhalla). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Falls Park on the Reedy, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the activities along Lake Jocassee, and don't miss a visit to Artisphere.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Greenville day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Columbia to Greenville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Spartanburg, Pickens, Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel, Cowpens National Battlefield, Lake Jocassee
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville ©
Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville
Dark Corner Distillery ©
Dark Corner Distillery

8
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Myrtle Beach: Murrells Inlet (Lee's Farmer's Market & Lazy Gator) and Cherry Grove Beach (in North Myrtle Beach). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take a leisurely stroll along Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, and have fun at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Greenville to Myrtle Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pawleys Island.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, North Myrtle Beach
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

4
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. Step out of Pawleys Island with an excursion to Hopsewee Plantation in Georgetown--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens, play a few rounds at River Club, stroll through Litchfield Beach, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pawleys Island trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Pawleys Island

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

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

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, shopping, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston journey maker site .

You can drive from Pawleys Island to Charleston in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Charleston, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

6
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 September Oaks Winery (in Ridgeland), Lucky Duck Distillery (in Yemassee) and Palmetto Indoor Range (in Hardeeville). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, contemplate the long history of Old Sheldon Church Ruins, admire the majestic nature at Hunting Island State Park, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Beaufort route planner .

You can drive from Charleston to Beaufort in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Beaufort sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bluffton, Yemassee, Palmetto Indoor Range, The Sands Boardwalk, September Oaks Winery
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

8
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, adventure, trails, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront activity at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Hilton Head online travel route planner .

Getting from Beaufort to Hilton Head by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. August in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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