56 days in South Carolina Itinerary

56 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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56 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Rock Hill
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Spartanburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Aiken
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Columbia
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Hilton Head
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Beaufort
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Charleston
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Florence
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Myrtle Beach
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
End: New York City

4
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: Kings Mountain National Military Park (in Blacksburg), Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio (in Lancaster) and Chester State Park (in Chester). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have fun at Manchester Meadows Park, get your game on at Mr Putty's Fun Park, and have fun and explore at Rock Hill Fire Station Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rock Hill online itinerary planner .

New York City to Rock Hill is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In February, Rock Hill is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 56°F and lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Spartanburg.

Things to do in Rock Hill

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Fort Mill, Chester, Mr Putty's Fun Park, Kings Mountain National Military Park, Landsford Canal State Park
Highlights from your plan
Chester State Park ©
Chester State Park
Room Escape Games
Giordana Velodrome ©
Giordana Velodrome

6
nights
Spartanburg

Spartanburg ©
Spartanburg is the largest city in and the county seat of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States, and the 12th-largest city by population in the state. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Spartanburg: Copperhead Mountain Distillery (in Travelers Rest), Twin Falls/Eastatoe Falls (in Sunset) and Greenville (Liberty Bridge, Falls Park on the Reedy, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of SC, contemplate the long history of Hagood Mill Historic Site, experience rural life at The Happy Berry, and bet on your favorite at Cherokee Speedway.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Spartanburg travel route planner.

Getting from Rock Hill to Spartanburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. February in Spartanburg sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Aiken.

Things to do in Spartanburg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenville, Pickens, Landrum, Sugar Tit Moonshine Distillery, Cherokee Speedway
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Room Escape Games
Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville ©
Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville

5
nights
Aiken

Aiken ©
Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. Get out of town with these interesting Aiken side-trips: Edgefield (Carolina Moon Distillery & Old Edgefield District Genealogy Society), Ninety Six National Historic Site (in Ninety Six) and Lander University (in Greenwood). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Hitchcock Woods, look for all kinds of wild species at God's Acre Healing Springs, don't miss a visit to Aiken Center for the Arts, and play a few rounds at Aiken Golf Club.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Aiken journey planner .

Drive from Spartanburg to Aiken in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Aiken are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Aiken

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Edgefield, Blackville, Saluda County Museum, Ninety Six National Historic Site, Redcliffe Plantation State
Highlights from your plan
Hitchcock Woods ©
Hitchcock Woods
God's Acre Healing Springs ©
God's Acre Healing Springs
St. Mary Help of Christians ©
St. Mary Help of Christians

7
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), North Augusta (North Augusta Greenway Trail, Brick Pond Park, & more) and Crooked Creek Park (in Chapin). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a peaceful walk through Harbison State Forest, explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Columbia trip planning site .

You can drive from Aiken to Columbia in an hour. In February in Columbia, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

North Augusta, Crooked Creek Park, Old Courthouse, Congaree National Park, Cayce Riverwalk
Highlights from your plan
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery
Crooked Creek Park ©
Crooked Creek Park

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.
Change things up with a short trip to York W. Bailey Museum in Saint Helena Island (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from Columbia to Hilton Head takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in February, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bluffton, York W. Bailey Museum
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

7
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: Palmetto Indoor Range (in Hardeeville), September Oaks Winery (in Ridgeland) and Fripp Island Actvity Center (in Fripp Island). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Pat Conroy Literary Center, experience rural life at Eden Wind Farm, delve into the distant past at Charlesfort / Santa Elena Monument, and visit a coastal fixture at Hunting Island Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Beaufort tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Beaufort takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Beaufort are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Johns Island, Yemassee, Walterboro, Fripp Island Actvity Center, September Oaks Winery
Highlights from your plan
Hunting Island Lighthouse ©
Hunting Island Lighthouse
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park ©
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Hunting Island State Park ©
Hunting Island State Park

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.
Step out of Charleston to go to Awendaw and see The Center for Birds of Prey, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Charleston trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Charleston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Charleston are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake City (Dr. Ronald E. McNair Memorial Garden & Moore Farms Botanical Garden), Woods Bay State Park (in Olanta) and Swamp Fox Murals Trail (in Manning). There's still lots to do: stroll around Williamson Park, admire the majestic nature at H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial & Recreation Area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Florence Baptist Temple, and experience rural life at Mcleod Farms Roadside Market and Pumpkin Patch.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Drive from Charleston to Florence in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Charleston in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Florence, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheraw, Lake City, Bishopville, Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Lynches River County Park
Highlights from your plan
Fryar's Topiary Garden ©
Fryar's Topiary Garden
Lynches River County Park ©
Lynches River County Park
Moore Farms Botanical Garden ©
Moore Farms Botanical Garden

6
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Explore Myrtle Beach's surroundings by going to SC-CARES - SC Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary (in Georgetown), Bookends Used Bookstore (in North Myrtle Beach) and Murrells Inlet (Brookgreen Gardens & Huntington Beach State Park). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach journey planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Myrtle Beach takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, 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

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