5 days in South Carolina Itinerary

5 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina journey planner

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Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Fort Sumter National Monument and Nathaniel Russell House will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Aiken-Rhett House. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Moultrie, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, stroll the grounds of Old St. Andrew's Parish Church, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Charleston trip itinerary site.

Portland to Charleston is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in February; daily highs in Charleston reach 63°F and lows reach 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

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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 12th (Fri): examine the collection at BMW Zentrum, steep yourself in history at Suber's Corn Mill, savor a delicious cup with Greenville History Tours, then admire the masterpieces at Greenville County Museum of Art, and finally sample the fine beverages at Dark Corner Distillery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Greenville trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Charleston to Greenville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Charleston in February; daily highs in Greenville reach 57°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Greenville

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

Gardens · Dolphin & Whale Watching · 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.