8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina journey maker

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Greenville
— 1 day
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Greenville

— 1 day

Textile Center of the World

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
On the 5th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Conestee Nature Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, and then walk around Falls Park on the Reedy.

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Detroit to Greenville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in January: high temperatures in Greenville hover around 52°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge and Folly Field Beach Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Hilton Head Distillery. And it doesn't end there: tee off at The Golf Courses of Palmetto Dunes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, look for gifts at Chocolates by the Sea, and take a pleasant ride with Lawton Stables.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Greenville to Hilton Head takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Greenville in January, expect Hilton Head to be somewhat warmer, temps between 58°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Charleston

— 2 nights
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 9th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Center for Birds of Prey, and finally admire the natural beauty at Washington Square. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach and then test your team's savvy at Elite Escape Games.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Charleston route planner.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Charleston are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Litchfield Beach, and then play a few rounds at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cherry Grove Beach, play a few rounds at Mt. Atlanticus, and then tee off at Captain Hook's Adventure Golf.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach travel planning app.

Drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Beaches

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.