60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip planner
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Greenville
— 6 nights
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Rock Hill
— 5 nights
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Columbia
— 7 nights
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Aiken
— 5 nights
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Beaufort
— 6 nights
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Hilton Head
— 7 nights
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Kiawah Island
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 11 nights
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Pawleys Island
— 4 nights
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Myrtle Beach
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Greenville: Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours (in Long Creek), Chau Ram County Park (in Westminster) and The Millstone Gallery (in Landrum). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, walk around Cancer Survivors Park, take a peaceful walk through Twin Lakes Park, and let the kids burn off some steam at Runway Park at GMU.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Greenville travel route builder tool.

New York City to Greenville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, Greenville is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rock Hill.
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Rock Hill — 5 nights

Rock Hill is the largest city in York County, South Carolina, United States and the fifth-largest city in the state. Venture out of the city with trips to Kings Mountain National Military Park (in Blacksburg) and Lancaster (Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio & Lancaster Super Speedway). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Glencairn Gardens, walk around Walter Y. Elisha Park, stop by PuckerButt Pepper Company, and take an in-depth tour of Historic Rock Hill at the White Home.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rock Hill tour app.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Rock Hill takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Columbia.
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Columbia — 7 nights

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbia: Palmetto Peddlers Antiques Mall (in Florence), Williamson Park (in Darlington) and Hartsville Museum (in Hartsville). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Old Courthouse, meet the residents at Sea Lion Landing, and get engrossed in the history at Cayce Historical Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Columbia day trip planning site.

You can drive from Rock Hill to Columbia in 1.5 hours. April in Columbia sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aiken.
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Aiken — 5 nights

Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. Venture out of the city with trips to Ninety Six National Historic Site (in Ninety Six), Saluda County Museum (in Saluda) and Edgefield (National Wild Turkey Federation Wild Turkey Center & Old Edgefield District Genealogy Society). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Hopelands Gardens, take a peaceful walk through Hitchcock Woods, walk around Aiken State Park, and don't miss a visit to Aiken Center for the Arts.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Aiken day trip site.

You can drive from Columbia to Aiken in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in April, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Beaufort.
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Beaufort — 6 nights

Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beaufort: Walterboro (Tuskegee Airmen Memorial & South Carolina Artisans Center). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Pat Conroy Literary Center, deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour, walk around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Point.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Beaufort online day trip planner.

Getting from Aiken to Beaufort by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Aiken in May since evenings lows in Beaufort dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Hilton Head.
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Hilton Head — 7 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Hilton Head is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and let little ones run wild at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head online trip planner.

Getting from Beaufort to Hilton Head by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel 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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): play a few rounds at Turtle Point Golf Course, then play a few rounds at The Ocean Course, then play a few rounds at Osprey Point Golf Course, and finally head off the coast to Kiawah Island. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Kiawah Fine Jewelry, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kiawah Beachwalker Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kiawah Island road trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Hilton Head to Kiawah Island takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charleston: The Center for Birds of Prey (in Awendaw) and Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center (in Moncks Corner). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, stroll through Middleton Place, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Charleston road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kiawah Island to Charleston takes an hour. In May in Charleston, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pawleys Island.
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Pawleys Island — 4 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. Explore Pawleys Island's surroundings by going to Brookgreen Gardens (in Murrells Inlet) and Georgetown (Hopsewee Plantation, Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Litchfield Beach, examine the collection at Georgetown County Museum, tee off at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, and immerse yourself in nature at Huntington Beach State Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Pawleys Island trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Charleston to Pawleys Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.
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Myrtle Beach — 6 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Get out of town with these interesting Myrtle Beach side-trips: North Myrtle Beach (Off-Road Tours & Cherry Grove Beach). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, deepen your understanding at Alligator Adventure, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and make a trip to Barefoot Landing.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pawleys Island to Myrtle Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly 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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