48 days in South Carolina Itinerary

48 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina travel planner
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Long Creek
— 5 nights
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Greenville
— 8 nights
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Columbia
— 5 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 6 nights
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Pawleys Island
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 7 nights
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Edisto Island
— 3 nights
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Beaufort
— 5 nights
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Hilton Head
— 6 nights
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Long Creek — 5 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Long Creek: Stonewall Creek Vineyards (in Tiger), Highlands (Highland Excursion, The Bascom, &more) and Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours (in Rosman).

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Long Creek journey planner.

Atlanta to Long Creek is an approximately 2-hour car ride. August in Long Creek sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Greenville.
Parks · Wineries · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

Greenville — 8 nights

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Explore Greenville's surroundings by going to Asheville (Woolworth Walk, BREW-ed, &more), River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City) and South Creek Winery (in Nebo). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, sample the fine beverages at Dark Corner Distillery, learn about winemaking at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Greenville road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Long Creek to Greenville takes 1.5 hours. In August in Greenville, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Columbia.
Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Side Trips

Columbia — 5 nights

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbia: Hitchcock Woods (in Aiken), NASCAR Hall of Fame (in Charlotte) and Amor Artis (in Fort Mill). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, explore the activities along Lake Murray, brush up on your military savvy at South Carolina Military Museum, and learn the secrets of beer at Columbia Brew Bus.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Columbia tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Greenville to Columbia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Columbia sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Myrtle Beach — 6 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Get out of town with these interesting Myrtle Beach side-trips: Sacred Willow Spa (in Calabash) and Cherry Grove Beach (in North Myrtle Beach). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find out how to plan a trip to Myrtle Beach, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Columbia to Myrtle Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pawleys Island.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf
Side Trips

Pawleys Island — 2 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then see the interesting displays at Georgetown County Museum, and then kick back and relax at Litchfield Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Harrelson's Seafood Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Brookgreen Gardens, and then immerse yourself in nature at Huntington Beach State Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pawleys Island trip builder app.

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Pawleys Island can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Charleston.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Side Trips

Charleston — 7 nights

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, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Sumter National Monument, stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Charleston road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pawleys Island to Charleston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Edisto Island.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Edisto Island — 3 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edisto Island: Kiawah Fine Jewelry (in Kiawah Island) and Johns Island (Eden Wind Farm & Low Tide Brewing). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with Botany Bay Ecotours, kick back and relax at Edisto Beach State Park, examine the collection at Edisto Island Museum, and meet the residents at Edisto Island Serpentarium.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Edisto Island trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Charleston to Edisto Island in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Edisto Island are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Beaufort.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Side Trips

Beaufort — 5 nights

Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Go for a jaunt from Beaufort to Walterboro to see Tuskegee Airmen Memorial about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, admire the majestic nature at Hunting Island State Park, wander the streets of The Point, and see the interesting displays at Pat Conroy Literary Center.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Beaufort trip builder tool.

You can drive from Edisto Island to Beaufort in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors
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.
Hilton Head is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Burkes Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, and awaken your taste buds at Carolina Tasting Room.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hilton Head road trip planning app.

You can drive from Beaufort to Hilton Head in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trip

South Carolina travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches
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.

Coastal South Carolina travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches