7 days in South Carolina & North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in South Carolina & North Carolina Itinerary

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Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Hilton Head
— 1 night
— 1 night


Myrtle Beach — 1 night

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Your day by day itinerary now includes Waccamaw River Tours. On the 13th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Litchfield Beach and then admire the masterpieces at Brookgreen Gardens. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Waccamaw River Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach route tool.

Rochester to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rochester to Myrtle Beach. Traveling from Rochester in March, you will find days in Myrtle Beach are warmer (63°F), and nights are a bit warmer (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Charleston.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips

Charleston — 3 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Get outdoors at Folly Beach Public Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument, and steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston tour builder site.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip

Hilton Head — 1 night

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Coligny Beach.

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Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Charlotte.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Charlotte — 1 night

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): hike along Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve and then browse the exhibits of Carolina Raptor Center.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlotte trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Hilton Head to Charlotte by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hilton Head in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Charlotte, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Childrens Museums
Side Trip

South Carolina travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches
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.

North Carolina travel guide

History Museums · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.