60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip planner
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Pawleys Island
— 3 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 8 nights
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Columbia
— 7 nights
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Greenville
— 7 nights
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Hilton Head
— 11 nights
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Beaufort
— 7 nights
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Edisto Island
— 3 nights
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Charleston
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Pawleys Island — 3 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 a sense of the local culture at Hopsewee Plantation and Hampton Plantation State Historic Site. Visiting Litchfield Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Rice Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Georgetown Harborwalk, examine the collection at The South Carolina Maritime Museum, and look for gifts at Harrelson's Seafood Market.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pawleys Island trip tool.

Charleston to Pawleys Island is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Charleston in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Pawleys Island, with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.
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Myrtle Beach — 8 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hollywood Wax Museum and Off-Road Tours. Get outdoors at Mt. Atlanticus and Windy Hill Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Myrtle Beach: Cherry Grove Beach (in North Myrtle Beach) and Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens (in Little River). There's lots more to do: tee off at Captain Hook's Adventure Golf, learn about all things military at Warbird Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pawleys Island to Myrtle Beach in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In March in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Columbia.
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Columbia — 7 nights

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
South Carolina State House and Columbia Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at South Carolina State Museum and Aiken County Historical Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Congaree National Park (in Hopkins), Santee State Park (in Santee) and Santee National Wildlife Refuge (in Summerton). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Hitchcock Woods, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, stroll through Saluda Shoals Park, and see the interesting displays at The South Carolina Cotton Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Columbia road trip website.

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Columbia by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Greenville.
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Greenville — 7 nights

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Cowpens National Battlefield. Kings Mountain National Military Park and The Millstone Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Greenville: Table Rock State Park (in Pickens), Caesars Head State Park (in Cleveland) and Devil's Fork State Park (in Salem). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, surround yourself with nature on Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours, have fun and explore at The Children's Museum of the Upstate, and sample the fine beverages at Dark Corner Distillery.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Greenville trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Columbia to Greenville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Greenville can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hilton Head.
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Hilton Head — 11 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Step off the beaten path and head to Coastal Discovery Museum and Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Parris Island Museum and Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilton Head: Saint Helena Island (Penn Center & York W. Bailey Museum) and Spas (in Bluffton). There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at The Golf Courses of Palmetto Dunes, steep yourself in history at Baynard Plantation Ruins, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and stroll around Mitchelville Freedom Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Hilton Head itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Greenville to Hilton Head in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hilton Head when traveling from Greenville in April, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Beaufort.
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Beaufort — 7 nights

Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Get some cultural insight at Hunting Island Lighthouse and St. Helena's Anglican Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Pat Conroy Literary Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beaufort: The Forde Doll & Doll House Collection (in Walterboro), Fripp Island Actvity Center (in Fripp Island) and Bears Bluff National Fish Hatchery (in Wadmalaw Island). There's much more to do: make a trip to Bay Street, get engrossed in the history at Beaufort History Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beaufort National Cemetery, and visit The Point.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Beaufort trip planner.

Getting from Hilton Head to Beaufort by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Beaufort are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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. Step off the beaten path and head to Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area and The Plantation Course at Edisto. Escape the urban bustle at Edisto Beach State Park and Indian Mound Trail. There's still lots to do: cast your line with Botany Bay Ecotours, see the interesting displays at Edisto Island Museum, and stop by George and Pink's.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Edisto Island trip itinerary website.

Getting from Beaufort to Edisto Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. April in Edisto Island sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.
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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.
Get some historical perspective at McLeod Plantation Historic Site and The Charleston Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon and Fort Moultrie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charleston: Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center (in Moncks Corner), Kiawah Island (Kiawah Beachwalker Park & Kiawah Island) and The Center for Birds of Prey (in Awendaw). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, tour the pleasant surroundings at Folly Beach Public Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Circular Congregational Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Edisto Island to Charleston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. May in Charleston sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel 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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