7 days in South Carolina Itinerary

7 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina tour itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Beaufort
— 2 nights
Taxi to Hilton Head, Fly to Detroit

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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 a sense of the local culture at Fort Moultrie and Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim. Venture out of the city with trips to Georgetown (Hopsewee Plantation & Hampton Plantation State Historic Site). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Circular Congregational Church, contemplate the long history of St. Michael's Church, hunt for treasures at Charleston City Market, and make a trip to McLeod Plantation Historic Site.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Charleston trip planner.

Detroit to Charleston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, Charleston is somewhat warmer than Detroit - with highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Beaufort

— 2 nights
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stop by Carolina Cider Company, view the masterpieces at Pluff Mudd Art, take in the exciting artwork at Maye River Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Hunting Island Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Pat Conroy Literary Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Thibault Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Helena's Anglican Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Beaufort travel planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Beaufort in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · 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.