60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina vacation maker

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Charleston
— 13 nights
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Beaufort
— 7 nights
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Hilton Head
— 8 nights
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Columbia
— 7 nights
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Aiken
— 5 nights
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Greenville
— 8 nights
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Blacksburg
— 2 nights
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Sumter
— 2 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 7 nights
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Charleston

— 13 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Change things up with these side-trips from Charleston: Awendaw (Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center, Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, &more), Wadmalaw Island (Charleston Tea Garden & Firefly Distillery) and The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation (in Summerville). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, make a trip to Charleston City Market, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and learn about all things military at Patriots Point.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Charleston trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Charleston. In December, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Beaufort

— 7 nights
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Beaufort side-trips: Bear Island Wildlife Management Area (in Green Pond), Fripp Island Actvity Center (in Fripp Island) and Yemassee (Frampton Plantation House, Lucky Duck Distillery, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Pat Conroy Literary Center, explore the world behind art at South Carolina Artisans Center, go for a walk through Charlesfort / Santa Elena Monument, and immerse yourself in nature at Hunting Island State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Beaufort trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Charleston to Beaufort by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 8 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Get out of town with these interesting Hilton Head side-trips: Parris Island Museum (in Parris Island), Saint Helena Island (Saint Helena Parish Chapel of Ease Ruins, York W. Bailey Museum, &more) and Okatie Creek Golf Club (in Bluffton). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, indulge your senses at Carolina Tasting Room, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hilton Head sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Beaufort to Hilton Head in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Museums

Side Trips

Columbia

— 7 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

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: Congaree National Park (in Hopkins) and Crooked Creek Park (in Chapin). There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Columbia Brew Bus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, examine the collection at Lexington County Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at South Carolina Military Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Columbia day trip app.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Columbia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. Traveling from Hilton Head in January, Columbia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aiken.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aiken

— 5 nights
Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. Explore Aiken's surroundings by going to Edgefield (National Wild Turkey Federation Wild Turkey Center, Old Edgefield District Genealogy Society, &more), Blackville (God's Acre Healing Springs & Barnwell State Park) and Mount Vintage Golf Club (in North Augusta). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Hopelands Gardens, steep yourself in history at Aiken County Historical Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary Help of Christians, and get a taste of the local shopping with Artsy Me Ceramic & Art Studio.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Aiken online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Columbia to Aiken in an hour. In January in Aiken, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Aiken

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Greenville

— 8 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Greenville: Pelzer (Happy Cow Creamery & City Scape Winery), Asheville (Lexington Glassworks, Spas, &more) and Tallulah Gorge State Park (in Tallulah Falls). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery, take a stroll around Bon Secours Wellness Arena, admire the masterpieces at Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Greenville trip planner.

You can drive from Aiken to Greenville in 2.5 hours. In January in Greenville, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Blacksburg.

Things to do in Greenville

Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Blacksburg

— 2 nights
Blacksburg is a small town in Cherokee County, South Carolina, United States. On the 24th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kings Mountain National Military Park and then admire the majestic nature at Kings Mountain State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Cherokee County History & Arts Museum, don't miss a visit to The Peachoid, revel in the low prices at Gaffney Outlet Marketplace, take in the history at Cowpens National Battlefield, then explore the world behind art at Carolina Foothills Artisan Center, and finally pick up some local products at Abbott Farms.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Blacksburg trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Blacksburg takes an hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Greenville in January since evenings lows in Blacksburg dip to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Sumter.

Things to do in Blacksburg

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Sumter

— 2 nights
Sumter is the county seat of Sumter County, South Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): play a few rounds at Lake Marion Golf Course, don't miss a visit to Smith's Super Store, browse for treasures at Gabi's Attic Antiques & Uniques, admire the majestic nature at Santee State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Santee National Wildlife Refuge, and finally don't miss a visit to Thomas Sumter Memorial Park. Keep things going the next day: trek along Swamp Fox Murals Trail, admire the natural beauty at Moore Farms Botanical Garden, stroll through Dr. Ronald E. McNair Memorial Garden, walk around Lynches River County Park, then walk around Florence Veterans Park, and finally bet on your favorite at Darlington Raceway.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sumter vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Blacksburg to Sumter by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Blacksburg in January: high temperatures in Sumter hover around 58°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Sumter

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 7 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: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Pawleys Island), North Myrtle Beach (Off-Road Tours & Cherry Grove Beach) and Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens, immerse yourself in nature at Myrtle Beach State Park, take in panoramic vistas at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and take in the waterfront at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach road trip planning website.

Drive from Sumter to Myrtle Beach in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in January, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

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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.