5 days in South Carolina Itinerary

5 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina visit planner

Make it your trip
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Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Sumter National Monument and Nathaniel Russell House. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, contemplate the long history of Aiken-Rhett House, snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston day trip planner.

Newark to Charleston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 70°F in Charleston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
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 5th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens, then stop by Harrelson's Seafood Market, then take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, and finally catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing, choose your vessel at Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach trip planner.

Getting from Charleston to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.