54 days in South Carolina Itinerary

54 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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54 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  22​h
1
Rock Hill
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Greenville
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Columbia
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Aiken
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Myrtle Beach
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Charleston
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Hilton Head
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Beaufort
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Auckland

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Rock Hill: Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio (in Lancaster), Cherokee Speedway (in Gaffney) and Kings Mountain National Military Park (in Blacksburg). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll through Manchester Meadows Park, look for gifts at PuckerButt Pepper Company, and hike along Piedmont Medical Center Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rock Hill trip itinerary website .

Auckland, New Zealand to Rock Hill is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 17 hours. When traveling from Auckland in April, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Rock Hill: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Rock Hill

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheraw, Kings Mountain National Military Park, Cherokee Speedway, Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio, Chester State Park
Highlights from your plan
Kings Mountain National Military Park ©
Room Escape Games
Giordana Velodrome ©
Giordana Velodrome

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), Twin Lakes Park (in Seneca) and Cleveland (Bald Rock Heritage Preserve & Pretty Place (Symmes Chapel)). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy, head outdoors with Mice on Main, walk around Cancer Survivors Park, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Greenville online travel route planner .

You can drive from Rock Hill to Greenville in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Greer, King Creek Falls, Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of SC, Lake Jocassee, Bald Rock Heritage Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Dark Corner Distillery ©
Dark Corner Distillery
Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville ©
Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville

6
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Venture out of the city with trips to Congaree National Park (in Hopkins), Old McCaskill's Farm (in Rembert) and North Augusta Greenway Trail (in North Augusta). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at The Final Door Escape Room Columbia, take in nature's colorful creations at Fryar's Topiary Garden, examine the collection at South Carolina State Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Columbia trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Greenville to Columbia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aiken.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Bishopville, Williamson Park, Swan Lake Iris Gardens, North Augusta Greenway Trail, Cayce Riverwalk
Highlights from your plan
The Final Door Escape Room Columbia ©
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery

5
nights
Aiken

Aiken ©
Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. Change things up with these side-trips from Aiken: Edgefield (Carolina Moon Distillery & Old Edgefield District Genealogy Society), Ninety Six National Historic Site (in Ninety Six) and Blackville (Barnwell State Park & God's Acre Healing Springs). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Hitchcock Woods, make a trip to Aiken Center for the Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary Help of Christians, and see the interesting displays at Saluda County Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Aiken itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Columbia to Aiken in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Aiken

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Blackville, Edgefield, 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Myrtle Beach: Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach), SC-CARES - SC Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary (in Georgetown) and Murrells Inlet (Brookgreen Gardens & Huntington Beach State Park). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing, and immerse yourself in nature at Myrtle Beach State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Aiken to Myrtle Beach takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Myrtle Beach when traveling from Aiken in May, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, North Myrtle Beach, Litchfield Beach, SC-CARES - SC Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and admire the natural beauty at Middleton Place.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Charleston online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Charleston are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

The Center for Birds of Prey, H. L. Hunley, Patriots Point
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Middleton Place ©
Middleton Place
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

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, adventure, trails, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head trip planner.

Getting from Charleston to Hilton Head by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bluffton
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

6
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beaufort: Lucky Duck Distillery (in Yemassee), Fripp Island Actvity Center (in Fripp Island) and South Carolina Artisans Center (in Walterboro). There's lots more to do: walk around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, visit a coastal fixture at Hunting Island Lighthouse, make a trip to Bay Street, and see the interesting displays at Pat Conroy Literary Center.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Beaufort journey planner.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Beaufort in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°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
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park ©
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Hunting Island State Park ©
Hunting Island State Park

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