60 days in South Carolina's Coast Region & St. Augustine Itinerary

60 days in South Carolina's Coast Region & St. Augustine Itinerary

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Florence
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Myrtle Beach
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Charleston
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Beaufort
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St. Augustine
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North Augusta
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Florence — 4 nights

Florence is a city in Florence County, South Carolina, United States, and it is probably best known for the intersection of I-95 and I-20, and the eastern terminus of I-20. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Swan Lake Iris Gardens (in Sumter), Manning (Wyboo Golf Club & Swamp Fox Murals Trail) and Hartsville (Kalmia Gardens & Hartsville Museum). There's lots more to do: stroll around Florence Veterans Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Florence Baptist Temple, get curious at Florence County Museum, and see the interesting displays at War Between the States Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Florence day trip site.

Durham to Florence is an approximately 3-hour car ride. April in Florence sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to 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. Explore Myrtle Beach's surroundings by going to Murrells Inlet (Brookgreen Gardens & Huntington Beach State Park). There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and tee off at Classic Swing Golf School.

Before you visit Myrtle Beach, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Florence to Myrtle Beach takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can 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.
Take a break from Charleston with a short trip to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in April, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to 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. When in Beaufort, make a side trip to see Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center in Bluffton, approximately Bluffton away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Pat Conroy Literary Center, contemplate the long history of Old Sheldon Church Ruins, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and admire the majestic nature at Hunting Island State Park.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Beaufort trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Charleston to Beaufort by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Beaufort, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to St. Augustine.
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St. Augustine — 21 nights

St. Get out of town with these interesting St. Augustine side-trips: Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art (in Winter Park), Orlando (Universal Orlando Resort, Harry P. Leu Gardens, &more) and Fernandina Beach (The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, Marlin & Barrel Distillery, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, and explore the galleries of Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine travel route builder.

Drive from Beaufort to St. Augustine in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. May in St. Augustine sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to North Augusta.
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North Augusta — 2 nights

North Augusta is a city in Aiken and Edgefield counties in the U.S. state of South Carolina, on the north bank of the Savannah River. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Carolina Moon Distillery and then get engrossed in the history at Old Edgefield District Genealogy Society. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at River Golf Club and then explore the landscape on two wheels at North Augusta Greenway Trail.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the North Augusta online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from St. Augustine to North Augusta in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. May in North Augusta sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rock Hill.
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Rock Hill — 4 nights

Rock Hill is the largest city in York County, South Carolina, United States and the fifth-largest city in the state. Take a break from Rock Hill with a short trip to Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio in Lancaster, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Glencairn Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Novant Health BMX Supercross Track, walk around Manchester Meadows Park, and take an in-depth tour of Fort Mill History Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rock Hill road trip planning site.

You can drive from North Augusta to Rock Hill in 2.5 hours. Traveling from North Augusta in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rock Hill, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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