8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip planner

Make it your trip
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Hilton Head
— 1 day
Drive
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Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Greenville
— 1 night
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Hilton Head

— 1 day
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 8th (Sun), hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head trip itinerary planning tool.

Tampa to Hilton Head is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Tampa in May, expect Hilton Head to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

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, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip app.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
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 13th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Second Avenue Pier, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and then have fun at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals, and then take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

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 15th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Joel Roberts Poinsett Statue, then take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, and then snap pictures at Liberty Bridge.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Greenville trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Greenville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Greenville

Nature · Parks

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches
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.