8 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

8 days in Coastal South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Coastal South Carolina trip builder

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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Beaufort
— 1 night
Drive
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Hilton Head
— 1 night
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Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Litchfield Beach and Hampton Plantation State Historic Site. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tanger Outlets Myrtle Beach Hwy 17 and Broadway at the Beach. Go for a jaunt from Myrtle Beach to North Myrtle Beach to see Cherry Grove Beach about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, look for gifts at Harrelson's Seafood Market, see the interesting displays at Hollywood Wax Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Market Common.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Myrtle Beach holiday planner.

Charlotte to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Charlotte in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Myrtle Beach, with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Charleston Museum and North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center. Kids will enjoy Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Charleston City Market. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, admire the landmark architecture of Unitarian Church in Charleston, and browse the different shops at Tanger Outlets Charleston.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Charleston online journey planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in January, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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 15th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Rhett Gallery, then get to know the fascinating history of The Point, then take an in-depth tour of Beaufort History Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Thibault Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Beaufort road trip app.

You can drive from Charleston to Beaufort in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Beaufort, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · 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.
On the 16th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross, then take a stroll through Old Town Bluffton, then enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Field Beach Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Nash Gallery.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hilton Head road trip planning website.

You can drive from Beaufort to Hilton Head in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in January, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Coastal South Carolina travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches