8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip planner

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Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Hilton Head
— 1 night
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Greenville
— 1 night
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Myrtle Beach

— 1 night
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, then take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, then explore the world behind art at Brookgreen Gardens, and then stroll the grounds of Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church.

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New York City to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get a bit warmer in Myrtle Beach: highs are around 79°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Charleston

— 4 nights
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine, browse the exhibits of Nathaniel Russell House, and admire the natural beauty at Battery & White Point Gardens.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Charleston online vacation planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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 13th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Greenville.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Greenville

— 1 night

Textile Center of the World

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stop by M.Judson Booksellers & Storytellers, pause for some photo ops at Joel Roberts Poinsett Statue, then make a trip to Artisphere, then take in the views from Liberty Bridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Greenville road trip website.

Getting from Hilton Head to Greenville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hilton Head in May since evenings lows in Greenville dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nature · Shopping

South Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
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.