8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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Edisto Island
— 1 night
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Mount Pleasant
— 1 night
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Hilton Head

— 3 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Family-friendly places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: try for a hole-in-one at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Museum, identify plant and animal life at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, and sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hilton Head route planner.

Minneapolis to Hilton Head is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in May; daily highs in Hilton Head reach 80°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

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. On the 4th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Edisto Beach State Park, identify plant and animal life at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, and then examine the collection at Edisto Island Museum.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Edisto Island trip planner.

Travel from Hilton Head to Edisto Island in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Edisto Island can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mount Pleasant.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Mount Pleasant

— 1 night
Mount Pleasant is a large suburban town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fort Moultrie, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Pleasant day trip app.

Getting from Edisto Island to Mount Pleasant by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Mount Pleasant

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 6th (Thu), make a trip to Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On the next day, see where the action happens at Myrtle Beach Pelicans, then examine the collection at Hollywood Wax Museum, and then kick back and relax at Cherry Grove Beach.

For reviews and tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mount Pleasant to Myrtle Beach in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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.