8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip planner

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Columbia
— Few hours
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
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Columbia

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): trek along Cayce Riverwalk and then have some family-friendly fun at The Final Door Escape Room Columbia.

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Fort Wayne to Columbia is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Fort Wayne in June, with highs in Columbia at 91°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): putt your heart out at Legendary Golf, then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, putt your heart out at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alder Lane Beach Access.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Columbia to Hilton Head in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Fun & Games

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Sumter National Monument, then take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at The Center for Birds of Prey, then get your game on at Pounce Cat Cafe, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Charleston travel route app.

Getting from Hilton Head to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Bring the kids along to Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and Broadway at the Beach. Step out of Myrtle Beach with an excursion to Litchfield Beach in Litchfield Beach--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, get your game on at Nightmare Haunted House, stop by Harrelson's Seafood Market, and kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach holiday planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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.