54 days in South Carolina Itinerary

54 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip itinerary maker

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Hilton Head
— 6 nights
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Bluffton
— 6 nights
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Charleston
— 10 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 7 nights
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Greenville
— 7 nights
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Aiken
— 5 nights
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Columbia
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Hilton Head

— 6 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
When in Hilton Head, make a side trip to see Hunting Island Lighthouse in Beaufort, approximately Beaufort away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and identify plant and animal life at Hilton Head Island Birding Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head day trip planning website.

Columbia to Hilton Head is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Bluffton.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bluffton

— 6 nights
Bluffton is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Explore Bluffton's surroundings by going to Beaufort (Tabernacle Baptist Church, Pat Conroy Literary Center, &more), Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (in Hardeeville) and Yemassee (Old Sheldon Church Ruins & Lucky Duck Distillery). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with May River Excursions, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross, tee off at May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff, and don't miss a visit to Cyrus Garvin House.

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Bluffton is very close to Hilton Head. In February in Bluffton, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Bluffton

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Charleston

— 10 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, make a trip to Middleton Place, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and take an in-depth tour of Nathaniel Russell House.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bluffton to Charleston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in February, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 7 nights
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: Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach), Murrells Inlet (Brookgreen Gardens & Huntington Beach State Park) and Georgetown (Hopsewee Plantation, Hampton Plantation State Historic Site, &more). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at New South Brewing, immerse yourself in nature at Myrtle Beach State Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Risen Christ Lutheran Church and School.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Florence

— 5 nights
Florence is a city in Florence County, South Carolina, United States, and it is probably best known for the intersection of I-95 and I-20, and the eastern terminus of I-20. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Hartsville (Hartsville Museum & Kalmia Gardens), Mcleod Farms Roadside Market and Pumpkin Patch (in McBee) and Swamp Fox Murals Trail (in Manning). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Florence National Cemetery, play a few rounds at Cheraw State Park Golf Course, pause for some serene contemplation at Florence Baptist Temple, and admire the masterpieces at Sumter Gallery of Art.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Florence in 1.5 hours. March in Florence sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenville

— 7 nights

Textile Center of the World

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 City Scape Winery (in Pelzer), Sugar Tit Moonshine Distillery (in Reidville) and Twin Lakes Park (in Seneca). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery, admire the natural beauty at Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve, and take in the views from Liberty Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Greenville sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Florence to Greenville by car takes about 3 hours. March in Greenville sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aiken.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Aiken

— 5 nights
Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aiken: Saluda County Museum (in Saluda), Ninety Six National Historic Site (in Ninety Six) and Blackville (Barnwell State Park & God's Acre Healing Springs). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Hitchcock Woods, don't miss a visit to Aiken Center for the Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at Hopelands Gardens, and tee off at Aiken Golf Club.

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Traveling by car from Greenville to Aiken takes 2.5 hours. In March in Aiken, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Aiken

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Columbia

— 7 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Explore Columbia's surroundings by going to Quaker Cemetery (in Camden), Old Courthouse (in Newberry) and Rock Hill (Historic Rock Hill at the White Home, Museum of York County, &more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, indulge your taste buds at Columbia Brew Bus, and identify plant and animal life at Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Columbia online day trip planner.

You can drive from Aiken to Columbia in an hour. March in Columbia sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

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.