8 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

8 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

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8 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Myrtle Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Bluffton
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
4
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 2nd (Sat), tee off at Captain Hook's Adventure Golf.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach online route planner .

Minneapolis to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, expect Myrtle Beach to be much hotter, temps between 63°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

#Outdoors, #Golf
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Captain Hook's Adventure Golf ©
Captain Hook's Adventure Golf

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nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Explore hidden gems such as Fort Moultrie and Aiken-Rhett House. Get some cultural insight at St. Michael's Church and Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Folly Beach Public Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, see the interesting displays at Edmondston-Alston House, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Magnolia Cemetery.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner .

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Charleston are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bluffton.

Things to do in Charleston

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Moultrie, Folly Beach Public Beach
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Aiken-Rhett House ©
Aiken-Rhett House
Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©

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Bluffton

Bluffton ©
Bluffton is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross, wander the streets of Old Town Bluffton, and then play a few rounds at Hilton Head National.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bluffton trip planner .

You can drive from Charleston to Bluffton in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in Bluffton, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Bluffton

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Neighborhoods
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Hilton Head National ©
Hilton Head National
Old Town Bluffton ©
Old Town Bluffton
The Church of the Cross ©
The Church of the Cross

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Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Coastal Discovery Museum and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, stroll through Folly Field Beach Park, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and play a few rounds at The Golf Courses of Palmetto Dunes.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head trip website .

Hilton Head is very close to Bluffton. In March, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Hilton Head Distillery ©
Hilton Head Distillery
Coastal Discovery Museum ©
Coastal Discovery Museum
Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve