8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip maker

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Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Edisto Island
— 1 night
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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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 24th (Sat): revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Myrtle Beach Hwy 17, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherry Grove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, then see the interesting displays at Hollywood Wax Museum, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach day trip planning website.

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. In July, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
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 26th (Mon): examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Museum, then see the sights as you ascend with Adventure Hilton Head, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Shelter Cove Towne Centre. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at The Silver Garden Gallery, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then trot along with Lawton Stables, and finally stroll through Sea Pines Forest Preserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. July in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Edisto Island

— 1 night
Edisto Island is one of South Carolina's Sea Islands, the larger part of which lies in Charleston County, with its southern tip in Colleton County. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stroll through Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, look for gifts at With These Hands Gallery, then see majestic marine mammals with Botany Bay Ecotours, and finally kick back and relax at Edisto Beach State Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Edisto Island road trip planning website.

You can travel from Hilton Head to Edisto Island in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Edisto Island can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Charleston Museum and Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon. Get outdoors at Folly Beach Public Beach and Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park. Step out of Charleston with an excursion to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and hunt for treasures at Charleston City Market.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston online road trip planner.

Drive from Edisto Island to Charleston in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

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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.