8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Columbia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
End: Pittsburgh

2
nights
Charleston

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, walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Charleston itinerary app .

Pittsburgh to Charleston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In September, Charleston is a bit warmer than Pittsburgh - with highs of 84°F and lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Cross.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hilton Head road trip tool .

Getting from Charleston to Hilton Head by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Church of the Cross
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
On the 12th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at South Carolina State House, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Columbia tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Columbia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September in Columbia, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Columbia

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
South Carolina State House ©
South Carolina State House

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a city in Florence County, South Carolina, United States, and it is probably best known for the intersection of I-95 and I-20, and the eastern terminus of I-20. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Florence Baptist Temple, then stroll around Williamson Park, and then tee off at The Traces Golf Club.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Columbia to Florence in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Florence

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Williamson Park
Highlights from your plan
Florence Baptist Temple ©
Florence Baptist Temple

1
night
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 14th (Sat), look for gifts at Palmetto Distillery, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, then take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Myrtle Beach day trip website .

Getting from Florence to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

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