7 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


Myrtle Beach — 2 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and Barefoot Landing. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Warbird Park, and experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

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Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Myrtle Beach, with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.
Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Beaches
Side Trip

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.
On the 9th (Sat), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach.

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Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. September in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Charleston.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Charleston — 2 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 11th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, then admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and then make a trip to Ann Caldwell & the Magnolia Singers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, then steep yourself in history at Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

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.