60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Brazzaville
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Greenville
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mountain Rest
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Greenwood
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Aiken
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Columbia
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Beaufort
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Myrtle Beach
— 8 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Pawleys Island
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Charleston
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Sullivan's Island
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Brazzaville

5
nights
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rose Hill Plantation Historic and Kings Mountain National Military Park. Explore Greenville's surroundings by going to Tyger River Park (in Duncan), Palmetto Distillery (in Anderson) and Pickens (Table Rock State Park & Hagood Mill). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, immerse yourself in nature at Jones Gap State Park, look for gifts at Mast General Store Greenville, and get to know the resident critters at Greenville Zoo.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Greenville day trip app .

Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo to Greenville is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western African Time (WAT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Brazzaville in January: high temperatures in Greenville hover around 12°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mountain Rest.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pickens, Lake Conestee Nature Park, Tyger River Park, Rose Hill Plantation Historic, Palmetto Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Kings Mountain National Military Park ©
Rose Hill Plantation Historic ©
Rose Hill Plantation Historic

4
nights
Mountain Rest

Mountain Rest ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel and Fort Hill Plantation. Change things up with these side-trips from Mountain Rest: World of Energy (in Seneca) and Clemson (The Walker Course At Clemson University & South Carolina Botanical Gardens).

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mountain Rest day trip site .

Traveling by car from Greenville to Mountain Rest takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Greenwood.

Things to do in Mountain Rest

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Walhalla, Clemson, World of Energy, Chattooga Belle Farm
Highlights from your plan
Oconee State Park ©
Oconee State Park
Oconee Station State Historic Site ©
Oconee Station State Historic Site
Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel ©
Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel

4
nights
Greenwood

Greenwood ©
Greenwood is a city in and the county seat of Greenwood County, South Carolina, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ninety Six National Historic Site and Musgrove Mill State Historic. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Greenwood: Hickory Knob State Resort Park (in McCormick), Calhoun Falls State Park (in Calhoun Falls) and Lake Greenwood State Park (in Ninety Six). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Emerald Farm and take an in-depth tour of The Railroad Historical Center.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Greenwood using our trip planner.

Getting from Mountain Rest to Greenwood by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Greenwood can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aiken.

Things to do in Greenwood

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ninety Six, Calhoun Falls State Park, Hickory Knob State Resort Park and Campground, Musgrove Mill State Historic
Highlights from your plan
Ninety Six National Historic Site ©
Ninety Six National Historic Site
Musgrove Mill State Historic ©
Musgrove Mill State Historic

5
nights
Aiken

Aiken ©
Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. Change things up with these side-trips from Aiken: God's Acre Healing Springs (in Blackville) and North Augusta (Living History Park & Mount Vintage Golf Club). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Aiken Center For the Arts, look for all kinds of wild species at Carolina Bay Nature Preserve, and play a few rounds at Aiken Golf Club.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Aiken online day trip planner .

You can drive from Greenwood to Aiken in 1.5 hours. In January in Aiken, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Columbia.

Things to do in Aiken

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

North Augusta, Redcliffe Plantation State, God's Acre Healing Springs
Highlights from your plan
Hitchcock Woods ©
Hitchcock Woods
Redcliffe Plantation State ©
Redcliffe Plantation State
Aiken County Historical Museum ©
Aiken County Historical Museum

6
nights
Columbia

Columbia
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Brattonsville Historic District and Rose Hill Plantation Historic. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbia: Kalmia Gardens (in Hartsville), Musgrove Mill State Historic (in Clinton) and Aiken (Aiken Center For the Arts, Hitchcock Woods, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, identify plant and animal life at Saluda Shoals Park, get a sense of history and politics at South Carolina State House, and make a trip to Tunnel Vision Mural.

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Traveling by car from Aiken to Columbia takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Aiken, Kalmia Gardens, Rose Hill Plantation Historic, Musgrove Mill State Historic, Historic Brattonsville
Highlights from your plan
University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina
Historic Brattonsville ©
Historic Brattonsville
Rose Hill Plantation Historic ©
Rose Hill Plantation Historic

6
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Get some cultural insight at Church of the Cross and Hunting Island Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (in Hardeeville), Rose Hill Plantation House (in Bluffton) and Hilton Head (Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Old Sheldon Church Ruins, admire the majestic nature at Hunting Island State Park, stop by Fordham Market, and stroll through Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

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

You can drive from Columbia to Beaufort in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January in Beaufort, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilton Head, The Church of the Cross, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Old Sheldon Church Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
The Church of the Cross ©
The Church of the Cross
Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins

8
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
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: Little River (Cricket Cove Marina & Fishing Charters & Tours) and North Myrtle Beach (Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions, Cherry Grove Fishing Pier, & more). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach, and play a few rounds at Myrtlewood Golf Club.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Myrtle Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and car; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In February, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Pawleys Island.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Little River
Highlights from your plan
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

6
nights
Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island ©
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 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Brookgreen Gardens, make a trip to Pawleys Island Historic District, play a few rounds at Tradition Golf Club, and steep yourself in history at Atalaya.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pawleys Island road trip planner .

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island in an hour. In February, daytime highs in Pawleys Island are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Pawleys Island

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, Hopsewee Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Litchfield Beach ©
Litchfield Beach
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Hopsewee Plantation ©
Hopsewee Plantation

9
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens and Nathaniel Russell House. Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Awendaw to see The Center for Birds of Prey about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, learn about all things military at Patriots Point, don't miss a visit to Middleton Place, and snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Charleston day trip site .

Traveling by car from Pawleys Island to Charleston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. February in Charleston sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sullivan's Island.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Pleasant, The Center for Birds of Prey, Folly Beach Public Beach, H. L. Hunley
Highlights from your plan
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

4
nights
Sullivan's Island

Sullivan's Island ©
Sullivan's Island is known for beaches and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fort Moultrie, enjoy the sea views from Sullivan's Island Lighthouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sullivan's Island Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sullivan's Island road trip planner.

Sullivan's Island is just a stone's throw from Charleston. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sullivan's Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie
Sullivan's Island Lighthouse ©
Sullivan's Island Lighthouse

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