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: New York City
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Get in touch with nature at Folly Beach Public Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get some historical perspective at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Charleston History Tours. When in Charleston, make a side trip to see The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and admire the natural beauty at Washington Square.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston day trip website .

New York City to Charleston is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Charleston hover around 74°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Boone Hall Plantation, The Center for Birds of Prey, Folly Beach Public Beach
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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head day trip tool .

Getting from Charleston to Hilton Head by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in April, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

2
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 26th (Fri), kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, have fun at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and then take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, then sample the tasty concoctions at New South Brewing, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach online route planner .

Drive from Hilton Head to Myrtle Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
New South Brewing ©
New South Brewing