8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina holiday planner

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

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Greenville

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Greenville day trip planning app.

Indianapolis to Greenville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Indianapolis in November, expect Greenville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 63°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Columbia

— 1 night

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
On the 10th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden and then trek along Cayce Riverwalk.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Columbia trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Greenville to Columbia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Columbia can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
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 11th (Mon): race across the water with a speed boat tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally look for gifts at Hilton Head Oils.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head trip builder website.

You can drive from Columbia to Hilton Head in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Columbia in November, Hilton Head is a bit warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Get outdoors at Folly Beach Public Beach and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Sumter National Monument and Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. The adventure continues: stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston vacation builder app.

Getting from Hilton Head to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Charleston sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Myrtle Beach

— 1 night
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 16th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Myrtle Beach, experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and then wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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.