6 days in South Carolina Itinerary

6 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Drive
1
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Drive
2
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Greenville
— 1 night
Drive to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Fly to The Eastern Iowa Airport

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Hilton Head

— 1 night
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach. On your second day here, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip planner.

Cedar Rapids to Hilton Head is an approximately 17-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cedar Rapids to Hilton Head. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Cedar Rapids in February, with highs in Hilton Head at 62°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 28th (Thu), get the lay of the land with Charleston History Tours and then steep yourself in history at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Washington Square, take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument, then identify plant and animal life at The Center for Birds of Prey, and finally settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip builder website.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Greenville.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Greenville

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lake Conestee Nature Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then stroll around Falls Park on the Reedy.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Greenville trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Greenville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trip

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
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.