5 days in Columbia & Lexington Itinerary

5 days in Columbia & Lexington Itinerary

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5 days in Columbia & Lexington Itinerary

Start: Columbia
1
Columbia
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
End: Columbia

3
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Explore Columbia's surroundings by going to Falls Park on the Reedy (in Greenville), Charlotte (NASCAR Hall of Fame & Billy Graham Library) and Charleston (Washington Square, Nathaniel Russell House, & more). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get a sense of history and politics at South Carolina State House, see the interesting displays at South Carolina State Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Columbia trip tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Columbia. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Charleston, Charlotte, Falls Park on the Reedy
Highlights from your plan
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Walking tours

1
night
Lexington

Lexington ©
Lexington is the largest town in and the county seat of Lexington County, South Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve, walk around Virginia Hylton Park, then examine the collection at Lexington County Museum, and finally do a tasting at Mercer House Estate Winery.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lexington day trip planning tool .

Lexington is just a short distance from Columbia. October in Lexington sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Hylton Park ©
Virginia Hylton Park
Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve ©
Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve
Lexington County Museum ©
Lexington County Museum

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