60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina tour planner
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Long Creek
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Greenville
— 8 nights
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Columbia
— 8 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 9 nights
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Charleston
— 13 nights
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Edisto Island
— 5 nights
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Bluffton
— 6 nights
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Hilton Head
— 9 nights
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Long Creek — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Station Cove Falls and then admire the majestic nature at Oconee State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yellow Branch Falls.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Long Creek driving holiday tool.

Birmingham to Long Creek is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Birmingham in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Long Creek, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Greenville.
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Greenville — 8 nights

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Bring the kids along to Falls Park on the Reedy and Runway Park at GMU. Change things up with these side-trips from Greenville: The Millstone Gallery (in Landrum), Southern Hills Lavender (in Greer) and Kings Mountain National Military Park (in Blacksburg). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, take in the views from Liberty Bridge, contemplate the long history of Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site, and get outside with Mice on Main.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Greenville online route planner.

You can drive from Long Creek to Greenville in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Greenville are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Columbia.
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Columbia — 8 nights

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Attractions like Riverbanks Zoo and Garden and Food Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Columbia's surroundings by going to Giordana Velodrome (in Rock Hill), Chester State Park (in Chester) and Congaree National Park (in Hopkins). There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at South Carolina State House, stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, immerse yourself in nature at H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial & Recreation Area, and walk around Saluda Shoals Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Columbia trip planner.

Getting from Greenville to Columbia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Myrtle Beach — 9 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Bring the kids along to Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Myrtle Beach: Murrells Inlet (Brookgreen Gardens & Huntington Beach State Park), All Saints Church (in Pawleys Island) and Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, make a trip to Barefoot Landing, choose your vessel at Boat Rentals, and admire the majestic nature at Myrtle Beach State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Columbia to Myrtle Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. November in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Charleston.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Charleston — 13 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Middleton Place. Change things up with a short trip to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the natural beauty at Battery & White Point Gardens, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston vacation planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Charleston sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Edisto Island.
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Edisto Island — 5 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. Bring the kids along to Botany Bay Ecotours and Edisto Beach State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edisto Island: Johns Island (Trophy lakes & Eden Wind Farm) and Kiawah Fine Jewelry (in Kiawah Island). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, play a few rounds at The Plantation Course at Edisto, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Edisto Island Serpentarium, and see the interesting displays at Edisto Island Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Edisto Island visit planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Edisto Island takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in November, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Bluffton.
Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife
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Bluffton — 6 nights

Bluffton is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Bring the kids along to May River Excursions and The Church of the Cross. Venture out of the city with trips to Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (in Hardeeville) and Beaufort (Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours, Hunting Island State Park, &more). There's much more to do: stop by Old Town Bluffton, get engrossed in the history at Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, steep yourself in history at Cyrus Garvin House, and sample the tasty concoctions at Salt Marsh Brewing.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bluffton trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Edisto Island to Bluffton takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Bluffton can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Hilton Head.
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Hilton Head — 9 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, play a few rounds at Golf Academy of Hilton Head Island at Sea Pines, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and walk around Folly Field Beach Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head trip builder app.

Hilton Head is very close to Bluffton. December in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

South Carolina travel guide

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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.