8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  2​h
1
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Columbus

2
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Myrtle Beach: Murrells Inlet (Lazy Gator & Brookgreen Gardens). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, take in the waterfront at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, and don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach trip app .

Columbus to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Myrtle Beach when traveling from Columbus in July, with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, The Pier at Garden City Beach, Barefoot Landing
Highlights from your plan
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

3
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston planner .

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 13th (Sat), trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach. Keep things going the next day: try for a hole-in-one at Legendary Golf, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

Before you visit Hilton Head, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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