60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Columbia
1
Columbia
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Greenville
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
North Myrtle Beach
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Georgetown
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Charleston
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Kiawah Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Edisto Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Beaufort
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Hilton Head
— 11 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Columbia

6
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Carolina State Museum and Escape Plan Columbia. Appreciate the collections at Aiken County Historical Museum and U.S. Army Basic Combat Training Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Columbia side-trips: Congaree National Park (in Hopkins), Swan Lake Iris Gardens (in Sumter) and Hopelands Gardens (in Aiken). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at South Carolina State House, explore the world behind art at Columbia Museum of Art, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to Historic Brattonsville.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbia travel route planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Columbia. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Greenville.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Aiken, Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Santee State Park, Congaree National Park, Historic Brattonsville
Highlights from your plan
Congaree National Park ©
Congaree National Park
Aiken County Historical Museum ©
Aiken County Historical Museum
South Carolina State Museum
South Carolina State Museum

6
nights
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cowpens National Battlefield and Liberty Bridge. Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery and Greenville County Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Greenville side-trips: Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve (in Spartanburg), South Carolina Botanical Gardens (in Clemson) and Caesars Head State Park (in Cleveland). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dark Corner Distillery, grab your bike and head to GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, admire the majestic nature at Devil's Fork State Park, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Greenville trip builder .

Take a bus from Columbia to Greenville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Greenville, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to North Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Chesnee, Spartanburg, Table Rock State Park, Caesars Head State Park, South Carolina Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cowpens National Battlefield ©
Cowpens National Battlefield
BMW Zentrum ©
BMW Zentrum
Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery ©

9
nights
North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach ©
North Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hollywood Wax Museum and Marion County Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cherry Grove Beach and Duplin Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Myrtle Beach (Backstage Mirror Maze, Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, & more) and Conway Riverwalk (in Conway). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Windy Hill Beach, choose your vessel at Boat Rentals, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and indulge your taste buds at La Belle Amie Vineyard.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our North Myrtle Beach attractions planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Greenville to North Myrtle Beach in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September in North Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Georgetown.

Things to do in North Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Museums Golf

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach, Little River, Conway Riverwalk, Marion County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Captain Hook's Adventure Golf ©
Captain Hook's Adventure Golf
Hollywood Wax Museum ©
Hollywood Wax Museum

4
nights
Georgetown

Georgetown ©
Georgetown is the third oldest city in the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hopsewee Plantation and Litchfield Beach. Get some historical perspective at Hampton Plantation State Historic Site and Atalaya. Venture out of the city with trips to The Pier at Garden City Beach (in Garden City Beach) and MarshWalk (in Murrells Inlet). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Rice Museum, tee off at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, take in the waterfront at Georgetown Harborwalk, and stop by High Country Olive Oil.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Georgetown trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from North Myrtle Beach to Georgetown by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Georgetown, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Georgetown

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach, The Pier at Garden City Beach, MarshWalk
Highlights from your plan
Litchfield Beach ©
Litchfield Beach
Hopsewee Plantation ©
Hopsewee Plantation
Hampton Plantation State Historic Site ©

10
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Let the collections at The Charleston Museum and Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and McLeod Plantation Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charleston: Wadmalaw Island (Charleston Tea Plantation & Firefly Distillery). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Magnolia Cemetery, examine the collection at Edmondston-Alston House, visit a coastal fixture at Morris Island Lighthouse, and contemplate the long history of Aiken-Rhett House.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from Georgetown to Charleston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kiawah Island.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sullivan's Island, Mount Pleasant, Folly Beach, Wadmalaw Island, Isle of Palms Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Charleston Museum ©
The Charleston Museum
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie

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 Beachwalker Park and Osprey Point Golf Course. The adventure continues: tee off at The Ocean Course, head off the coast to Kiawah Island, and buy something for everyone on your list at Freshfields Village.

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

Getting from Charleston to Kiawah Island by car takes about an hour. October in Kiawah Island sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive 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
Freshfields Village ©
Freshfields Village

3
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Edisto Beach State Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. When in Edisto Island, make a side trip to see Fort Fremont in Saint Helena Island, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, get to know the resident critters at Edisto Island Serpentarium, browse the fresh offerings at Kings Farm Market, and examine the collection at Edisto Island Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Edisto Island trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Kiawah Island to Edisto Island in 1.5 hours. In October in Edisto Island, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Fremont
Highlights from your plan
Edisto Beach State Park ©
Edisto Beach State Park
Fort Fremont ©
Fort Fremont

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nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Get some historical perspective at Hunting Island Lighthouse and St. Helena's Anglican Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pat Conroy Literary Center and Beaufort History Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Beaufort: lake Warren State Park (in Hampton), Pon Pon Chapel of Ease (in Jacksonboro) and Blue Heron Nature Center (in Ridgeland). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of The Point, steep yourself in history at Sams Plantation Complex Tabby Ruins, stroll the grounds of Beaufort National Cemetery, and don't miss a visit to Bay Street.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Beaufort trip website .

Drive from Edisto Island to Beaufort in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Walterboro, Otter Island, Blue Heron Nature Center, lake Warren State Park, Pon Pon Chapel of Ease
Highlights from your plan
Hunting Island Lighthouse ©
Hunting Island Lighthouse
Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins
The Point ©
The Point

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Coastal Discovery Museum and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church and Mitchelville Freedom Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Helena Island (Penn Center & Brick Baptist Church), Parris Island Museum (in Parris Island) and Ocean Point Golf Links (in Fripp Island). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, wander the streets of Old Town Bluffton, identify plant and animal life at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, and contemplate the long history of Rose Hill Mansion.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Hilton Head takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Bluffton, Saint Helena Island, Parris Island Museum, Ocean Point Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Discovery Museum ©
Coastal Discovery Museum
Parris Island Museum ©
Parris Island Museum
Penn Center ©
Penn Center

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