5 days in South Carolina Itinerary

5 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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5 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h
1
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Charleston
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium and then take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, then look for gifts at Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, and then kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach road trip planning app .

Washington DC to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Fort Sumter National Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach, make a trip to Riley Waterfront Park, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and stop by MoonPie General Store.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner.

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Charleston, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Folly Beach Public Beach
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Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

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