54 days in South Carolina Itinerary

54 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rock Hill
— 5 nights
2
Greenville
— 7 nights
3
Columbia
— 6 nights
4
Aiken
— 5 nights
5
Myrtle Beach
— 7 nights
6
Charleston
— 8 nights
7
Hilton Head
— 7 nights
8
Beaufort
— 6 nights

5
nights
Rock Hill

Rock Hill ©
Rock Hill is the largest city in York County, South Carolina, United States and the fifth-largest city in the state. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rock Hill: Kings Mountain National Military Park (in Blacksburg), Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio (in Lancaster) and Cherokee Speedway (in Gaffney). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Glencairn Gardens, explore the engaging exhibits at Rock Hill Fire Station Museum, walk around Manchester Meadows Park, and hike along Piedmont Medical Center Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Rock Hill planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Rock Hill is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -17 hour difference. When traveling from Auckland in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Rock Hill, with highs around °C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Rock Hill

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheraw, Kings Mountain National Military Park, PuckerButt Pepper Company, Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio, Cherokee Speedway
Highlights from your plan
Kings Mountain National Military Park ©
Kings Mountain National Military Park
Glencairn Gardens ©
Glencairn Gardens
Cheraw State Park Golf Course ©
Cheraw State Park Golf Course

7
nights
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jones Gap State Park (in Marietta), Bald Rock Heritage Preserve (in Cleveland) and Twin Lakes Park (in Seneca). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy, sample the fine beverages at Dark Corner Distillery, snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Greenville trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Rock Hill to Greenville in 2 hours. May in Greenville sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Greer, Jones Gap State Park, Twin Falls/Eastatoe Falls, Bald Rock Heritage Preserve, Tyger River Park
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville ©
Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville
Room Escape Games

6
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Explore Columbia's surroundings by going to Congaree National Park (in Hopkins), Old McCaskill's Farm (in Rembert) and North Augusta Greenway Trail (in North Augusta). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at South Carolina State Museum, walk around Williamson Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Lion Landing.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Columbia day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Columbia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Aiken.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bishopville, Cayce Riverwalk, Congaree National Park, Williamson Park, Old McCaskill's Farm
Highlights from your plan
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
The Final Door Escape Room Columbia ©
The Final Door Escape Room Columbia
South Carolina State Museum
South Carolina State Museum

5
nights
Aiken

Aiken ©
Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. Explore Aiken's surroundings by going to Ninety Six National Historic Site (in Ninety Six), Edgefield (Carolina Moon Distillery & Old Edgefield District Genealogy Society) and Blackville (Barnwell State Park & God's Acre Healing Springs). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Hopelands Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary Help of Christians, let the kids burn off some steam at Virginia Acres Park, and don't miss a visit to Aiken Center for the Arts.

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

You can drive from Columbia to Aiken in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Aiken are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Aiken

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Edgefield, Blackville, Redcliffe Plantation State, Ninety Six National Historic Site, Saluda County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hitchcock Woods ©
Hitchcock Woods
Hopelands Gardens ©
Hopelands Gardens
St. Mary Help of Christians ©
St. Mary Help of Christians

7
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Get out of town with these interesting Myrtle Beach side-trips: SC-CARES - SC Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary (in Georgetown), Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach) and Murrells Inlet (Brookgreen Gardens & Huntington Beach State Park). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myrtle Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator Adventure.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Aiken to Myrtle Beach in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Aiken in May since evenings lows in Myrtle Beach dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, North Myrtle Beach, SC-CARES - SC Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary, Litchfield Beach
Highlights from your plan
Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum ©
Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens

8
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Awendaw to see The Center for Birds of Prey about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, steep yourself in history at Middleton Place, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To plan Charleston vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Charleston are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Patriots Point, The Center for Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Middleton Place ©
Middleton Place
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

7
nights
Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Hilton Head is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, race across the water with a speed boat tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, and identify plant and animal life at Sea Pines Forest Preserve.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head online road trip planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Hilton Head sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bluffton
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Speed Boats Tours

6
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Explore Beaufort's surroundings by going to Lucky Duck Distillery (in Yemassee), South Carolina Artisans Center (in Walterboro) and Fripp Island Actvity Center (in Fripp Island). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Pat Conroy Literary Center, admire the majestic nature at Hunting Island State Park, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and visit a coastal fixture at Hunting Island Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Beaufort travel planner.

Getting from Hilton Head to Beaufort by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Yemassee, Hardeeville, South Carolina Artisans Center, Eden Wind Farm, Fripp Island Actvity Center
Highlights from your plan
Pat Conroy Literary Center ©
Pat Conroy Literary Center
Hunting Island State Park ©
Hunting Island State Park
Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins

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