5 days in South Carolina Itinerary

5 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 1 night
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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 30th (Sat), catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, then look for gifts at Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing, then choose your vessel at Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions, then take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Backstage Mirror Maze.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach journey planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June since evenings lows in Myrtle Beach dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
On the 2nd (Mon), get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): race across the water with a speed boat tour and then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Hilton Head online trip builder.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. In July in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Charleston

— 1 night
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 4th (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, look for gifts at MoonPie General Store, then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Charleston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Charleston, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

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.