5 days in South Carolina Itinerary

5 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina tour itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Greenville
— 1 day
Drive
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Fly

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Greenville

— 1 day

Textile Center of the World

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 28th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery and then take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Greenville holiday planning tool.

Phoenix to Greenville is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Greenville is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in October, with highs in Greenville at 75°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

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: settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the natural beauty at Battery & White Point Gardens, and learn about all things military at Patriots Point.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Charleston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Greenville in October, Charleston is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hilton Head

— 1 night
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip planner.

Getting from Charleston to Hilton Head by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
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.