7 days in Mountains of South Carolina & Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

7 days in Mountains of South Carolina & Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina journey planner
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— 1 day
— 4 nights
Hilton Head
— 2 nights


Greenville — 1 day

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
On the 17th (Sun), stroll through Lake Conestee Nature Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Episcopal Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Greenville journey site.

New York City to Greenville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Charleston.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Charleston — 4 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Visit Edisto Beach State Park and Kiawah Beachwalker Park for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like McLeod Plantation Historic Site and Magnolia Cemetery. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, learn more about the world around you at The Charleston Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Unitarian Church in Charleston.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Charleston online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Charleston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Greenville in October, Charleston is a bit warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips

Hilton Head — 2 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach and then kick back and relax at Folly Field Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with May River Excursions and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Cross.

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Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Coastal South Carolina travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches