6 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
Hilton Head
— 1 night


Myrtle Beach — 2 nights

Kids will enjoy Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and Broadway at the Beach.

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San Francisco to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Myrtle Beach hover around 79°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Charleston — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument, don't miss a visit to Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Getting from Myrtle Beach to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Summerville.
Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Summerville — 1 night

On the 21st (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Azalea Park & Sculpture Garden, then stroll around Wannamaker County Park, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Summerville Antique Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Charleston to Summerville takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Summerville are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.
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Side Trip

Hilton Head — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

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Traveling by car from Summerville to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Summerville in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hilton Head, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

South Carolina travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites · 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.