7 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Myrtle Beach
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— 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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and then make a trip to Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach road trip website.

Windsor, Canada to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 13.5-hour car ride. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Windsor in September: high temperatures in Myrtle Beach hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Charleston.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Charleston — 3 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, don't miss a visit to Charleston City Market, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Charleston road trip site.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.
Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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 22nd (Fri): stop by Hilton Head Oils, then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head planning site.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Greenville.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Greenville — 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Greenville visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Hilton Head to Greenville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hilton Head in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Greenville, with lows around 22°C. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.
Nature · Parks
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South Carolina travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites · 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.