5 days in South Carolina Itinerary

5 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Myrtle Beach

— 1 night
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 15th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, explore the landscape on two wheels at Pee Dee Bicycle, then meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

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Chicago to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Myrtle Beach due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in March: high temperatures in Myrtle Beach hover around 63°F and lows are around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Charleston

— 3 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, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, don't miss a visit to Ann Caldwell & the Magnolia Singers, brush up on your military savvy at Patriots Point, and go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston tour site.

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in March, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

South Carolina travel guide

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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.