8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Greenville
— 1 night
Drive
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Columbia
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hilton Head
— 1 night
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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 14th (Mon): kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach. On your second day here, take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, then get in on the family fun at Ripley's Marvelous Mirror Maze, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach trip itinerary site.

Boston to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Boston in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Myrtle Beach: highs are around 76°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Greenville

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Noma Square, then look for gifts at Carolina Honey Bee Company, then take in the views from Liberty Bridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Greenville trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Greenville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Greenville when traveling from Myrtle Beach in October, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Columbia

— 1 night

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Catholic Church, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Lion Landing, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Columbia travel route planner.

You can drive from Greenville to Columbia in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Columbia are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Folly Beach Public Beach, don't miss a visit to Joe Riley Waterfront Park, stop by goat. sheep. cow., and take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Charleston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
On the 21st (Mon), stroll through Coligny Beach, then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip maker site.

Drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
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.