60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip planner

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Rock Hill
— 3 nights
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Greenville
— 6 nights
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Aiken
— 4 nights
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Columbia
— 6 nights
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Hilton Head
— 7 nights
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Beaufort
— 6 nights
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Charleston
— 15 nights
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Pawleys Island
— 4 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 8 nights
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Rock Hill

— 3 nights
Rock Hill is the largest city in York County, South Carolina, United States and the fifth-largest city in the state. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rock Hill: Andrew Jackson State Park (in Lancaster), Cane Creek Park (in Waxhaw) and Blacksburg (Kings Mountain State Park & Kings Mountain National Military Park). There's lots more to do: stroll around Landsford Canal State Park, see the interesting displays at Rock Hill Fire Station Museum, grab your bike and head to Giordana Velodrome, and admire the natural beauty at Glencairn Gardens.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rock Hill travel route site.

Charlotte to Rock Hill is an approximately 1-hour car ride. May in Rock Hill sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Rock Hill

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Greenville

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Greenville side-trips: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings (in Mills River), Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards (in Hendersonville) and Zipline (in Lake Lure). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Biltmore, explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, get your game on at Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Greenville trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Rock Hill to Greenville in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Aiken.

Things to do in Greenville

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Aiken

— 4 nights
Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aiken: Blackville (God's Acre Healing Springs & Barnwell State Park), Edgefield (Carolina Moon Distillery, National Wild Turkey Federation Wild Turkey Center, &more) and Ninety Six (Lake Greenwood State Park & Ninety Six National Historic Site). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Hitchcock Woods, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary Help of Christians, play a few rounds at Aiken Golf Club, and stroll around Savannah Rapids Park.

Planning Aiken trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Greenville to Aiken in 2.5 hours. In June in Aiken, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Columbia.

Things to do in Aiken

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Columbia

— 6 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
When in Columbia, make a side trip to see Congaree National Park in Hopkins, approximately Hopkins away. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at The Final Door Escape Room Columbia, learn about all things military at South Carolina Military Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and stroll around Saluda Shoals Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Columbia trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Aiken to Columbia in an hour. June in Columbia sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Helena Island (Red Piano Too Gallery, York W. Bailey Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, go for a stroll along the water at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head road trip planner.

You can drive from Columbia to Hilton Head in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Wildlife

Side Trips

Beaufort

— 6 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: Fripp Island (Ocean Point Golf Links & Fripp Island Actvity Center), Walterboro (Tuskegee Airmen Memorial, The Forde Doll & Doll House Collection, &more) and Yemassee (Auldbrass Plantation, Lucky Duck Distillery, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Pat Conroy Literary Center, stroll around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and enjoy the sea views from Hunting Island Lighthouse.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Beaufort trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hilton Head to Beaufort by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Beaufort

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Charleston

— 15 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Explore Charleston's surroundings by going to Thompson Park (in Sullivan's Island), Boneyard Beach (in Moores Landing) and The Center for Birds of Prey (in Awendaw). There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens, walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, and contemplate the long history of Middleton Place.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Charleston online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Charleston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Charleston, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pawleys Island.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pawleys Island: Georgetown (SC-CARES - SC Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary, Hopsewee Plantation, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Brookgreen Gardens, steep yourself in history at Hobcaw Barony, look for gifts at Sweeties Original Low Country Pralines and Chocolates, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pawleys Island online attractions planner.

Drive from Charleston to Pawleys Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Pawleys Island sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Pawleys Island

Outdoors · Golf · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 8 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Explore Myrtle Beach's surroundings by going to L.W.Paul Living History Farm (in Conway), Wilmington (New Hanover County Arboretum, Airlie Gardens, &more) and North Myrtle Beach (Aloha Watersports, Cherry Grove Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, take in the waterfront at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, and enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach trip planner.

Drive from Pawleys Island to Myrtle Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches
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.