7 days in South Carolina Itinerary

7 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip planner
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Fly
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Murrells Inlet
— 1 day
Drive
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edisto Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Beaufort
— 1 night
Drive
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Hilton Head
— 1 night
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Murrells Inlet — 1 day

Murrells Inlet is an unincorporated area and census-designated place straddling the line between Horry and Georgetown Counties in South Carolina, United States. On the 24th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Lee's Farmer's Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church, then play a few rounds at Blackmoor Golf Club, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with Blue Wave Adventures.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Murrells Inlet road trip tool.

Omaha to Murrells Inlet is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Omaha to Murrells Inlet is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Omaha in September since evenings lows in Murrells Inlet dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Charleston.
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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.
Visit Magnolia Cemetery and McLeod Plantation Historic Site for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site and The Charleston Museum. Step out of Charleston to go to Georgetown and see Hopsewee Plantation, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Murrells Inlet to Charleston in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Charleston are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Edisto Island.
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Side Trips

Edisto Island — 1 night

Edisto Island is one of South Carolina's Sea Islands, the larger part of which lies in Charleston County, with its southern tip in Colleton County. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, then look for gifts at The Edisto Bookstore, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Botany Bay Ecotours, and finally kick back and relax at Edisto Beach State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Edisto Island day trip planning app.

You can drive from Charleston to Edisto Island in 1.5 hours. In September in Edisto Island, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Beaufort.
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Beaufort — 1 night

Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Hunting Island Lighthouse, stroll around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, and then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Beaufort travel planner.

Traveling by car from Edisto Island to Beaufort takes 1.5 hours. In September in Beaufort, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.
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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.
On the 30th (Fri), gear up at The Bike Doctor, stroll the grounds of Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Newhall Preserve.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Hilton Head tour builder.

Getting from Beaufort to Hilton Head by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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South Carolina travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites · 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.
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