8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Dayton
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Greenville
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
End: Dayton

few
hours
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Dark Corner Distillery, snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, and then admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Greenville journey planning website .

Dayton to Greenville is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Greenville when traveling from Dayton in August, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Nature
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Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Liberty Bridge ©
Liberty Bridge

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 4th (Sun): trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then get a taste of the local shopping with Nash Gallery, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On the next day, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, and then stroll through Alder Lane Beach Access.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head day trip tool .

You can drive from Greenville to Hilton Head in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In August in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

3
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Get in touch with nature at Folly Beach Public Beach and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, and make a trip to Riley Waterfront Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Charleston attractions planning app .

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Folly Beach Public Beach
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Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
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 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, then experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and then wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, kick back and relax at Litchfield Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along MarshWalk.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach vacation builder app .

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield Beach, MarshWalk
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Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach
Litchfield Beach ©
Litchfield Beach

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