8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip builder

Make it your trip
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Hilton Head
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
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Hilton Head

— 1 night
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 8th (Mon): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Endangered Arts. Keep things going the next day: hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hilton Head holiday planner.

Anchorage to Hilton Head is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Anchorage in July; daily highs in Hilton Head reach 89°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Patriots Point, then explore the galleries of Fort Sumter National Monument, and then admire the masterpieces at Principle Gallery Charleston. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at MoonPie General Store, then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Folly Beach Public Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Charleston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Charleston sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 3 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Get outdoors at Myrtle Beach and Litchfield Beach. Do your shopping at Broadway at the Beach and Lazy Gator. Step out of Myrtle Beach with an excursion to Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions, learn about all things military at Warbird Park, and view the masterpieces at MISC - Everything Murrells Inlet.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach visit planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.