60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip planner

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Myrtle Beach
— 6 nights
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Pawleys Island
— 3 nights
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Edisto Island
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 16 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
— 6 nights
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Spartanburg
— 4 nights
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Pickens
— 4 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. Myrtle Beach is known for nightlife, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, and experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach online route 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. July in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pawleys Island.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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 to go to Georgetown and see Hopsewee Plantation, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens, contemplate the long history of Kaminski House Museum, kick back and relax at Litchfield Beach, and get engrossed in the history at The South Carolina Maritime Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pawleys Island trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Pawleys Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Edisto Island

— 3 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. Edisto Island is known for wildlife, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Edisto Island Serpentarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Edisto Beach State Park, trek along Indian Mound Trail, and go for a stroll along the water at The Marina at Edisto Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Edisto Island planner.

Drive from Pawleys Island to Edisto Island in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Edisto Island are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Charleston

— 16 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Step out of Charleston with an excursion to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, steep yourself in history at Middleton Place, browse the eclectic array of goods at Charleston City Market, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston journey planner.

Getting from Edisto Island to Charleston by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Charleston are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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: race across the water with a speed boat tour, hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, let the kids burn off some steam at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground, and get outside with Forecast Charters.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hilton Head day trip planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Beaufort

— 6 nights
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Take a break from Beaufort with a short trip to Parris Island Museum in Parris Island, about 2h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Pat Conroy Literary Center, stroll the grounds of Beaufort National Cemetery, take a stroll through The Point, and visit a coastal fixture at Hunting Island Lighthouse.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Beaufort tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Beaufort in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Aiken.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Aiken

— 4 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 Edgefield (National Wild Turkey Federation Wild Turkey Center & Carolina Moon Distillery), God's Acre Healing Springs (in Blackville) and Ninety Six (Lake Greenwood State Park & Ninety Six National Historic Site). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Hopelands Gardens, take a peaceful walk through Hitchcock Woods, make a trip to Aiken Center for the Arts, and examine the collection at Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Aiken trip planner.

You can drive from Beaufort to Aiken in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Beaufort in August since evenings lows in Aiken dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Columbia.

Things to do in Aiken

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Columbia

— 6 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Columbia is known for fun & games, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, get a sense of history and politics at South Carolina State House, and contemplate the long history of Governor's Mansion.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Columbia trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Aiken to Columbia in an hour. In August in Columbia, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Spartanburg.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Spartanburg

— 4 nights
Spartanburg is the largest city in and the county seat of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States, and the 12th-largest city by population in the state. Explore Spartanburg's surroundings by going to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock), Mount Mitchell State Park (in Burnsville) and Lake Lure (Lake Lure Flowering Bridge & Zipline). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Pearson's Falls and Glen, see the interesting displays at BMW Zentrum, admire the natural beauty at Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at RJ Rockers Taproom and The Silo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Spartanburg road trip app.

You can drive from Columbia to Spartanburg in 2 hours. Traveling from Columbia in September, you will find days in Spartanburg are little chillier (82°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Pickens.

Things to do in Spartanburg

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pickens

— 4 nights
Pickens, formerly called Pickens Courthouse, is a city in Pickens County, South Carolina, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pickens: Toccoa Falls (in Toccoa), Tallulah Gorge State Park (in Tallulah Falls) and Highlands (Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, Dry Falls, &more). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Silver Run Falls, immerse yourself in nature at Gorges State Park, get to know the resident critters at Goats on the Roof, and relax in the rural setting at Chattooga Belle Farm.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pickens trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Spartanburg to Pickens by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Pickens are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pickens

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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.