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
— 8 nights
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Charleston
— 12 nights
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Edisto Island
— 4 nights
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Beaufort
— 7 nights
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Hilton Head
— 8 nights
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Columbia
— 8 nights
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Rock Hill
— 5 nights
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Greenville
— 7 nights
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Myrtle Beach

— 8 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and Broadway at the Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Myrtle Beach: Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach), Murrells Inlet (Brookgreen Gardens & Huntington Beach State Park) and North Myrtle Beach (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Cherry Grove Beach, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, and play a few rounds at Captain Hook's Adventure Golf.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach trip planner.

Atlanta to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.
Attractions like Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Ghost & Vampire Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Awendaw to see The Center for Birds of Prey about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, get engrossed in the history at Patriots Point, snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Middleton Place.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Charleston road trip planner.

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Charleston sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

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. Family-friendly places like Botany Bay Ecotours and Edisto Beach State Park will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Edisto Island side-trips: Johns Island (Trophy lakes & Eden Wind Farm) and Kiawah Fine Jewelry (in Kiawah Island). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Mound Trail, get a taste of the local shopping with Kings Farm Market, and play a few rounds at The Plantation Course at Edisto.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Edisto Island day trip website.

Drive from Charleston to Edisto Island in 1.5 hours. In April in Edisto Island, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Beaufort

— 7 nights
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Family-friendly places like Cypress Wetlands and Port Royal Farmers Market will thrill your kids. When in Beaufort, make a side trip to see Fripp Island Actvity Center in Fripp Island, approximately Fripp Island away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Pat Conroy Literary Center, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, stroll through Spanish Moss Trail, and stroll the grounds of Beaufort National Cemetery.

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

Traveling by car from Edisto Island to Beaufort takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in April, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church. There's still lots to do: stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, identify plant and animal life at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, have fun at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground, and stroll around Driessen Beach Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hilton Head trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Beaufort to Hilton Head in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Columbia

— 8 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Bring the kids along to Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden and Sea Lion Landing. Venture out of the city with trips to Aiken (Virginia Acres Park, Hopelands Gardens, &more) and Congaree National Park (in Hopkins). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park, gain insight at University of South Carolina, see the interesting displays at South Carolina State Museum, and steep yourself in history at South Carolina State House.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Columbia driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Columbia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. In May in Columbia, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rock Hill.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rock Hill

— 5 nights
Rock Hill is the largest city in York County, South Carolina, United States and the fifth-largest city in the state. Kids will appreciate attractions like Glencairn Gardens and Novant Health BMX Supercross Track. Venture out of the city with trips to Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio (in Lancaster) and Cheraw State Park Golf Course (in Cheraw). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Giordana Velodrome, immerse yourself in nature at Landsford Canal State Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Olde English District, and stroll around Walter Y. Elisha Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rock Hill trip website.

You can drive from Columbia to Rock Hill in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Columbia in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Rock Hill, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Rock Hill

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Trails

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.
Attractions like Falls Park on the Reedy and Liberty Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Greenville side-trips: Pickens (Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site & Long Shoals Wayside Park), Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours (in Long Creek) and Oconee History Museum (in Walhalla). There's still lots to do: have fun at Runway Park at GMU, have fun and explore at The Children's Museum of the Upstate - Spartanburg, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Episcopal Church, and take an in-depth tour of Museum and Library of Confederate History.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Greenville sightseeing planner.

Getting from Rock Hill to Greenville by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Greenville can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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.