6 days in Charleston & Hilton Head Itinerary

6 days in Charleston & Hilton Head Itinerary

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6 days in Charleston & Hilton Head Itinerary

Start: Hilton Head
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
End: Hilton Head

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour. On the next day, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Boone Hall Plantation, and then take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip site .

Hilton Head to Charleston is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Boone Hall Plantation
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Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Boone Hall Plantation ©
Boone Hall Plantation

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Pulaski National Monument and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum. Step out of Hilton Head with an excursion to Tybee Island Beach in Tybee Island--about 1h 30 min away.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hilton Head road trip tool .

You can drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Tybee Island
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

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