60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  1​h 45​min
1
Myrtle Beach
— 7 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Pawleys Island
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kiawah Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Edisto Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Charleston
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Beaufort
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Hilton Head
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Columbia
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
9
Greenville
— 8 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

7
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Andrews Catholic Church and St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. Attractions like Cherry Grove Beach and Captain Hook's Adventure Golf make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach) and North Myrtle Beach (Crescent Beach, Heritage Shores Nature Preserve, & more). Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Mt. Atlanticus, get in on the family fun at Family Kingdom Amusement Park, explore and take pictures at Myrtle Beach Pelicans, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach online vacation planner .

Charlotte to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Myrtle Beach, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Pawleys Island.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Litchfield Beach, The Pier at Garden City Beach, La Belle Amie Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Captain Hook's Adventure Golf ©
Captain Hook's Adventure Golf
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cherry Grove Beach ©
Cherry Grove Beach

6
nights
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. Hopsewee Plantation and All Saints Church will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Atalaya. There's much more to do: tee off at River Club, take in the waterfront at MarshWalk, immerse yourself in nature at Huntington Beach State Park, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pawleys Island tour itinerary maker site .

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Pawleys Island sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Kiawah Island.

Things to do in Pawleys Island

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, Hopsewee Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club ©
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club
Hopsewee Plantation ©
Hopsewee Plantation

3
nights
Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island ©
Kiawah is a sea island, or barrier island, on the Atlantic coast of the United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kiawah Island and Turtle Point Golf Course. Take a break from the city and head to Osprey Point Golf Course and Cougar Point Golf Course. There's much more to do: tee off at The Ocean Course, stroll through Kiawah Beachwalker Park, and stop by Kiawah Fine Jewelry.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kiawah Island trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pawleys Island to Kiawah Island takes 2.5 hours. October in Kiawah Island sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Kiawah Island

Outdoors Golf Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kiawah Island ©
Kiawah Island
Osprey Point Golf Course ©
Osprey Point Golf Course

4
nights
Edisto Island

Edisto Island ©
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Charleston Tea Plantation and The Plantation Course at Edisto. Bring the kids along to Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area and Edisto Island Serpentarium. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Edisto Beach State Park, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for gifts at The Edisto Bookstore, and pick up some local products at Kings Farm Market.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Edisto Island trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kiawah Island to Edisto Island takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Edisto Island are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

Charleston Tea Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Edisto Beach State Park ©
Edisto Beach State Park
Edisto Island Serpentarium ©
Edisto Island Serpentarium
Kayaking & Canoeing

9
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Escape the urban bustle at Folly Beach Public Beach and The Center for Birds of Prey. Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Aiken-Rhett House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, explore the different monuments and memorials at Magnolia Cemetery, and browse the exhibits of The Calhoun Mansion.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Charleston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Edisto Island to Charleston takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Charleston are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Awendaw, Folly Beach, Fort Moultrie, Isle of Palms County Park
Highlights from your plan
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
The Center for Birds of Prey ©
The Center for Birds of Prey
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Sheldon Church Ruins and Hunting Island Lighthouse. Visiting Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and The Sands will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Beaufort side-trips: Rivers Bridge State Historic Site (in Ehrhardt) and Bear Island Wildlife Management Area (in Green Pond). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, make a trip to Bay Street, witness the site of a historic battle at Charlesfort / Santa Elena Monument, and deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour.

Find out how to plan Beaufort trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Charleston to Beaufort in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Royal, Rivers Bridge State Historic Site, Old Sheldon Church Ruins, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Bear Island Wildlife Management Area
Highlights from your plan
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge ©
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins
Hunting Island Lighthouse ©
Hunting Island Lighthouse

9
nights
Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge and Pirate's Island Adventure Golf. Museum-lovers will get to explore Coastal Discovery Museum and Endangered Arts. Next up on the itinerary: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Burkes Beach, choose your vessel at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hilton Head Island Birding Trail.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Hilton Head trip planner .

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Hilton Head takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pirate's Island Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Island Adventure Golf
Fishing Charters & Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

7
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Take a break from the city and head to God's Acre Healing Springs and Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve. Kids will enjoy Barnwell State Park and Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Columbia: Elloree Heritage Museum & Cultural Center (in Elloree), Congaree National Park (in Hopkins) and Lake Marion Golf Course (in Santee). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Santee National Wildlife Refuge, admire the majestic nature at Chester State Park, experience rural life at City Roots, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Lion Landing.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Columbia vacation builder app .

You can drive from Hilton Head to Columbia in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Columbia when traveling from Hilton Head in November, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Blackville, Santee National Wildlife Refuge, Poinsett State Park, Elloree Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, Swamp Fox Murals Trail
Highlights from your plan
Congaree National Park ©
Congaree National Park
South Carolina State Museum ©
South Carolina State Museum
God's Acre Healing Springs ©
God's Acre Healing Springs

8
nights
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ninety Six National Historic Site and Kings Mountain National Military Park. Get in touch with nature at GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail and Cowpens National Battlefield. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Greenville: King Creek Falls (in Mountain Rest), Table Rock State Park (in Pickens) and Saint Andrew Catholic Church (in Clemson). Make the 13th (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at Twin Lakes Park. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Caesars Head State Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Palmetto Distillery, steep yourself in history at Rose Hill Plantation Historic, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Conestee Nature Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Greenville trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Columbia to Greenville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Columbia in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Greenville: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cleveland, Calhoun Falls State Park, Saint Andrew Catholic Church, Table Rock State Park, Cowpens National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Cowpens National Battlefield ©
Cowpens National Battlefield
Kings Mountain National Military Park ©
Table Rock State Park ©
Table Rock State Park

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