5 days in South Carolina Itinerary

5 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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5 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Greenville
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Columbia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h
End: New York City

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Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): snap pictures at Liberty Bridge and then admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Greenville online trip builder .

New York City to Greenville is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get a bit warmer in Greenville: highs are around 52°F and lows about 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Nature Parks
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Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Liberty Bridge ©
Liberty Bridge

1
night
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): savor the flavors at Cromer's Pnuts, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Columbia trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Greenville to Columbia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Columbia can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Cromer's Pnuts ©
Cromer's Pnuts

2
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, and finally don't miss a visit to Riley Waterfront Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Charleston day trip planning site .

You can drive from Columbia to Charleston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Charleston, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Joe Riley Waterfront Park ©
Joe Riley Waterfront Park

1
night
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 6th (Sun), experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, then have some family-friendly fun at Backstage Mirror Maze, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Myrtle Beach day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
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Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

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