59 days in South Carolina Itinerary

59 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Charleston
— 11 nights
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Kiawah Island
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Edisto Island
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Beaufort
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Hilton Head
— 10 nights
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Greenville
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Columbia
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Myrtle Beach
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Pawleys Island
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Charleston — 11 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
The Charleston Museum and North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center will appeal to museum buffs. McLeod Plantation Historic Site and Fort Moultrie will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Charleston side-trips: Cypress Gardens (in Moncks Corner), Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site (in Summerville) and Caw Caw Interpretive Center (in Ravenel). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Joseph Manigault House, get a dose of the wild on Charleston Fossil Adventures, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Circular Congregational Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston trip planner.

North Myrtle Beach to Charleston is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kiawah Island.
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Kiawah Island — 2 nights

Kiawah is a sea island, or barrier island, on the Atlantic coast of the United States. On the 30th (Wed), play a few rounds at Turtle Point Golf Course and then stop by Kiawah Fine Jewelry. On the next day, make a trip to Thompson Park and then pause for some serene contemplation at Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church.

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You can drive from Charleston to Kiawah Island in an hour. In March in Kiawah Island, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Edisto Island.
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Edisto Island — 4 nights

Edisto Island is one of South Carolina's Sea Islands, the larger part of which lies in Charleston County, with its southern tip in Colleton County. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Indian Mound Trail and Fort Fremont. Get in touch with nature at The Plantation Course at Edisto and Fontaine Charters. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Edisto Island Museum, look for gifts at With These Hands Gallery, pick up some local products at Kings Farm Market, and take in the waterfront activity at The Marina at Edisto Beach.

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Traveling by journey from Kiawah Island to Edisto Island takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in April, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Beaufort.
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Beaufort — 7 nights

Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rivers Bridge State Historic Site and Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage. Museum-lovers will appreciate Santa Elena History Center and Beaufort History Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Beaufort side-trips: Colleton Museum and Farmers Market (in Walterboro), Bear Island Wildlife Management Area (in Green Pond) and Sergeant Jasper County Park (in Hardeeville). Next up on the itinerary: go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tabernacle Baptist Church, take in the exciting artwork at Thibault Gallery, and stop by Monkey's Uncle.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Beaufort online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Edisto Island to Beaufort takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Beaufort, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.
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Hilton Head — 10 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Head to Shelter Cove Towne Centre and Nash Galleryfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to May River Excursions and Folly Field Beach Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Hilton Head: Parris Island Museum (in Parris Island) and Saint Helena Island (Saint Helena Parish Chapel of Ease Ruins & Penn Center). And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at The Golf Courses of Palmetto Dunes, walk around Mitchelville Freedom Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, and stroll through Driessen Beach Park.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Beaufort to Hilton Head in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Greenville.
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Greenville — 6 nights

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Appreciate the collections at Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery and Upcountry History Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Greenville County Museum of Art and Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Greenville: Pearson's Falls and Glen (in Saluda), Issaqueena Falls (in Walhalla) and Tryon Horse Country Tours (in Tryon). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Conestee Nature Park, head outdoors with Mice on Main, look for gifts at Mast General Store, and get engrossed in the history at Museum and Library of Confederate History.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Greenville trip planner.

Fly from Hilton Head to Greenville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hilton Head in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Greenville, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Columbia.
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Columbia — 4 nights

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. John's Episcopal Church and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at The South Carolina Cotton Museum and South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve, steep yourself in history at Robert Mills House & Gardens, hike along Harbison Neighborhood Trails, and hunt for treasures at Soda City Market.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Columbia online day trip planner.

Drive from Greenville to Columbia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Columbia sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.
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Myrtle Beach — 9 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hollywood Wax Museum and Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Mt. Atlanticus and Captain Hook's Adventure Golf. Get out of town with these interesting Myrtle Beach side-trips: Callahan's of Calabash (in Calabash) and North Myrtle Beach (Cherry Grove Beach & Off-Road Tours). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Windy Hill Beach, see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, admire the masterpieces at Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach road trip app.

You can drive from Columbia to Myrtle Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Columbia in May: highs in Myrtle Beach hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pawleys Island.
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Pawleys Island — 5 nights

Pawleys Island is a town in Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States, and the Atlantic coast barrier island on which the town is located.Pawleys Island population was 103 at the 2010 census, down from 138 in 2000. Escape the urban bustle at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and Waccamaw Neck Bikeway. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and The Founders Club. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Pawleys Island Historic District, see the interesting displays at Georgetown County Museum, look for gifts at Harrelson's Seafood Market, and tee off at Heritage Club.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pawleys Island road trip website.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Pawleys Island sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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South Carolina travel guide

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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.
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