56 days in South Carolina Itinerary

56 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina vacation builder

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Greenville
— 8 nights
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Columbia
— 8 nights
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Hilton Head
— 9 nights
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Beaufort
— 7 nights
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Charleston
— 11 nights
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Georgetown
— 4 nights
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North Myrtle Beach
— 8 nights
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Greenville

— 8 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.
You'll explore and learn at Cross Keys Plantation and The Children's Museum of the Upstate - Spartanburg. Kids will appreciate attractions like Falls Park on the Reedy and The Children's Museum of the Upstate. Explore Greenville's surroundings by going to Wildcat Wayside Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area (in Cleveland), Cowpens National Battlefield (in Chesnee) and Spartanburg (Motte & Sons Bootlegging Company & Chapman Cultural Center). Make the 16th (Sun) an awe-inspiring day at Twin Lakes Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Liberty Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Upcountry History Museum, see the interesting displays at BMW Zentrum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Episcopal Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Greenville online trip itinerary builder.

New York City to Greenville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Greenville, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia

— 8 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Take a break from the city and head to Cayce Riverwalk and National Wild Turkey Federation Wild Turkey Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate South Carolina Military Museum and Saluda County Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbia: Elloree (Tearificteapot Museum & Elloree Heritage Museum & Cultural Center), I.P. Stanback Museum & Planetarium (in Orangeburg) and Rock Hill (Rock Hill Fire Station Museum & Museum of York County). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, identify plant and animal life at God's Acre Healing Springs, get engrossed in the history at Cayce Historical Museum, and see the interesting displays at Camden Archives and Museum.

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Drive from Greenville to Columbia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Columbia, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Columbia

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 9 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coligny Beach and Folly Field Beach Park. You'll explore and learn at Nash Gallery and Endangered Arts. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, try for a hole-in-one at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, kick back and relax at Driessen Beach Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Hilton Head online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Hilton Head takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Beaufort

— 7 nights
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Pat Conroy Literary Center and Atelier on Bay will appeal to museum buffs. Bring the kids along to The Church of the Cross and Cyrus Garvin House. Change things up with these side-trips from Beaufort: Bluffton (Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, Pluff Mudd Art, &more), Ridgeland (Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage & September Oaks Winery) and Bear Island Wildlife Management Area (in Green Pond). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Point, explore the world behind art at South Carolina Artisans Center, steep yourself in history at Old Sheldon Church Ruins, and examine the collection at Colleton Museum and Farmers Market.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Beaufort holiday maker site.

Getting from Hilton Head to Beaufort by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Charleston

— 11 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Get outdoors at Folly Beach Public Beach and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Let the collections at Fort Sumter National Monument and One Of A Kind capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charleston: Dewees Island (in Isle of Palms), Bee City (in Cottageville) and The Center for Birds of Prey (in Awendaw). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an in-depth tour of Patriots Point, and explore the galleries of Nathaniel Russell House.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Charleston online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Beaufort to Charleston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Georgetown.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Georgetown

— 4 nights
Georgetown is the third oldest city in the U.S. Get some cultural insight at Brookgreen Gardens and Kaminski House Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Georgetown County Museum and Rice Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Georgetown: Huntington Beach State Park (in Murrells Inlet) and Atalaya (in Pawleys Island). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Litchfield Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, examine the collection at The South Carolina Maritime Museum, and take in the waterfront at Georgetown Harborwalk.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Georgetown road trip site.

Getting from Charleston to Georgetown by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to North Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Georgetown

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach

— 8 nights
North Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. Family-friendly places like Myrtle Beach and Broadway at the Beach will thrill your kids. Appreciate the collections at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum and South Carolina Tobacco Museum. Get out of town with these interesting North Myrtle Beach side-trips: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Murrells Inlet) and Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, Myrtle Beach State Park, &more). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Drive Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Windy Hill Beach, and deepen your understanding at Alligator Adventure.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the North Myrtle Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Georgetown to North Myrtle Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in North Myrtle Beach are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in North Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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.