60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Myrtle Beach
— 6 nights
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Pawleys Island
— 4 nights
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Charleston
— 19 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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Greenville
— 7 nights
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Myrtle Beach

— 6 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Step out of Myrtle Beach with an excursion to Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens in Little River--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, make a trip to Barefoot Landing, examine the collection at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, and kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip itinerary tool.

Atlanta to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in March, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pawleys Island.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pawleys Island

— 4 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Georgetown (Hopsewee Plantation, Hampton Plantation State Historic Site, &more). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Brookgreen Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church, take an in-depth tour of Rice Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Huntington Beach State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pawleys Island trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Pawleys Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Charleston

— 19 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Center for Birds of Prey (in Awendaw), Caw Caw Interpretive Center (in Ravenel) and Charleston Tea Garden (in Wadmalaw Island). The adventure continues: stroll through Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate the long history of Aiken-Rhett House, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston route planner.

Traveling by car from Pawleys Island to Charleston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Beaufort

— 7 nights
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Explore Beaufort's surroundings by going to Fripp Island Actvity Center (in Fripp Island), Ridgeland (September Oaks Winery & Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage) and Tuskegee Airmen Memorial (in Walterboro). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Pat Conroy Literary Center, stroll around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and get a sense of history and politics at John Mark Verdier House.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Beaufort trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Charleston to Beaufort by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Hilton Head is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, identify plant and animal life at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hilton Head vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Hilton Head takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Columbia

— 8 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbia: Aiken (Cyndi's Sweet Shoppe, Hitchcock Woods, &more), Williamson Park (in Darlington) and Florence (Florence Baptist Temple & First Presbyterian Church). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, learn about winemaking at Enoree River Winery, savor the flavors at Columbia Brew Bus, and look for all kinds of wild species at Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Columbia trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Columbia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. Traveling from Hilton Head in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Columbia, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours (in Long Creek), Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site (in Pickens) and Walhalla (Issaqueena Falls & Oconee History Museum). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy, grab your bike and head to GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, have fun and explore at The Children's Museum of the Upstate, and take in the views from Liberty Bridge.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Greenville online day trip planner.

You can drive from Columbia to Greenville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Greenville are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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.