60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip maker

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Myrtle Beach
— 6 nights
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Pawleys Island
— 3 nights
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Edisto Island
— 4 nights
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Charleston
— 12 nights
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Hilton Head
— 7 nights
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Beaufort
— 6 nights
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Aiken
— 4 nights
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Columbia
— 7 nights
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Greenville
— 7 nights
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Mountain Rest
— 3 nights
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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. Venture out of the city with trips to North Myrtle Beach (Cherry Grove Beach & Cherry Grove Pier). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, examine the collection at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, take in the waterfront at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, and stroll through Myrtle Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach driving holiday planner.

New York City to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In July, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pawleys Island.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Pawleys Island

— 3 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. Step out of Pawleys Island with an excursion to SC-CARES - SC Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary in Georgetown--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Litchfield Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Catholic Church, and see the interesting displays at Georgetown County Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pawleys Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Pawleys Island, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Pawleys Island

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Edisto Island

— 4 nights
Edisto Island is one of South Carolina's Sea Islands, the larger part of which lies in Charleston County, with its southern tip in Colleton County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edisto Island: Johns Island (Trophy lakes, Low Tide Brewing, &more) and Bears Bluff National Fish Hatchery (in Wadmalaw Island). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Edisto Island Serpentarium, take in the waterfront activity at The Marina at Edisto Beach, look for gifts at With These Hands Gallery, and browse the fresh offerings at Kings Farm Market.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Edisto Island holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pawleys Island to Edisto Island takes 2.5 hours. In July in Edisto Island, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Charleston

— 12 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Middleton Place, and brush up on your military savvy at Patriots Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston planning website.

You can drive from Edisto Island to Charleston in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Charleston are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, stroll through Coligny Beach, and get outside with HHI Jet Pack.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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: Parris Island Museum (in Parris Island), Fripp Island Actvity Center (in Fripp Island) and Walterboro (South Carolina Artisans Center, Colleton Museum and Farmers Market, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Pat Conroy Literary Center, admire the majestic nature at Hunting Island State Park, make a trip to Bay Street, and get engrossed in the history at Santa Elena History Center.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Beaufort day trip site.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Beaufort takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Aiken.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aiken

— 4 nights
Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aiken: Edgefield (Carolina Moon Distillery, Old Edgefield District Genealogy Society, &more), Saluda County Museum (in Saluda) and Ninety Six National Historic Site (in Ninety Six). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Hopelands Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary Help of Christians, gain insight at Aiken County Historical Museum, and don't miss a visit to Aiken Center for the Arts.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Aiken trip planner.

You can drive from Beaufort to Aiken in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Beaufort in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Aiken, with lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Columbia.

Things to do in Aiken

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Columbia

— 7 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Get out of town with these interesting Columbia side-trips: Fryar's Topiary Garden (in Bishopville), Williamson Park (in Darlington) and Mcleod Farms Roadside Market and Pumpkin Patch (in McBee). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, walk around Seven Oaks Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Murray.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbia online journey planner.

You can drive from Aiken to Columbia in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Greenville

— 7 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: Cowpens National Battlefield (in Chesnee), Gaffney (The Peachoid & Cherokee County History & Arts Museum) and The Children's Museum of the Upstate - Spartanburg (in Spartanburg). There's much more to do: stroll around Falls Park on the Reedy, browse the fresh offerings at TD Saturday Market, take in the views from Liberty Bridge, and let the kids burn off some steam at Runway Park at GMU.

Before you visit Greenville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Columbia to Greenville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Greenville can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mountain Rest.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Mountain Rest

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Mountain Rest side-trips: Brasstown Falls (in Long Creek) and Devil's Fork State Park (in Salem).

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mountain Rest day trip app.

Getting from Greenville to Mountain Rest by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mountain Rest can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mountain Rest

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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.