60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Hilton Head
— 14 nights
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Beaufort
— 8 nights
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Edisto Island
— 3 nights
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Kiawah Island
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 16 nights
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Pawleys Island
— 6 nights
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Myrtle Beach
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Hilton Head — 14 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Folly Field Beach Park and Alder Lane Beach Access. St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church and Mitchelville Freedom Park will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Hilton Head side-trips: Saint Helena Island (Penn Center & Red Piano Too Gallery) and Parris Island Museum (in Parris Island). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, tee off at Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Cross, and enjoy the sand and surf at Driessen Beach Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head attractions planner.

Atlanta to Hilton Head is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Beaufort.
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Beaufort — 8 nights

Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and The Sands. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pat Conroy Literary Center and Beaufort History Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Beaufort side-trips: Walterboro (Tuskegee Airmen Memorial, South Carolina Artisans Center, &more), Spas (in Bluffton) and Ridgeland (Blue Heron Nature Center & September Oaks Winery). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Hunting Island Lighthouse, immerse yourself in nature at Hunting Island State Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beaufort National Cemetery, and stroll around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Beaufort trip planner.

Drive from Hilton Head to Beaufort in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Beaufort sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Edisto Island.
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Edisto Island — 3 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. Get outdoors at Edisto Beach State Park and The Plantation Course at Edisto. Step off the beaten path and head to Botany Bay Ecotours and Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area. Get out of town with these interesting Edisto Island side-trips: Johns Island (Low Tide Brewing & Trophy Lakes). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Edisto Island Serpentarium and look for gifts at With These Hands Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Edisto Island day trip tool.

Getting from Beaufort to Edisto Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kiawah Island.
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Kiawah Island — 3 nights

Kiawah is a sea island, or barrier island, on the Atlantic coast of the United States. Get in touch with nature at Kiawah Beachwalker Park and Sonny Boy Charters. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Ocean Course and Freshfields Village. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Kiawah Island, stop by Palmetto Scent Studio, and play a few rounds at Turtle Point Golf Course.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kiawah Island sightseeing tool.

Traveling by journey from Edisto Island to Kiawah Island takes 1.5 hours. In August in Kiawah Island, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Charleston.
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Charleston — 16 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Step off the beaten path and head to Folly Beach Public Beach and The Center for Birds of Prey. Visit Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Fort Sumter National Monument for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get engrossed in the history at Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon, contemplate the long history of Heyward-Washington House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sullivan's Island Beach.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Charleston day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kiawah Island to Charleston takes an hour. In August in Charleston, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pawleys Island.
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Pawleys Island — 6 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. Get in touch with nature at Litchfield Beach and Litchfield Country Club. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club. Explore Pawleys Island's surroundings by going to Georgetown (Hopsewee Plantation & Hampton Plantation State Historic Site). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Atalaya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church, take an in-depth tour of Kaminski House Museum, and stop by Sweeties Original Low Country Pralines and Chocolates.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pawleys Island travel planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Pawleys Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Pawleys Island can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.
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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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cherry Grove Beach and Windy Hill Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Atlanticus and Coastal Scuba. Step out of Myrtle Beach with an excursion to Off-Road Tours in North Myrtle Beach--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Captain Hook's Adventure Golf, see the interesting displays at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and look for all kinds of wild species at T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Myrtle Beach vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pawleys Island to Myrtle Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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