8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: New Bern
Fly:  4​h
1
Murrells Inlet
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Beaufort
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New Bern

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hours
Murrells Inlet

Murrells Inlet ©
Murrells Inlet is an unincorporated area and census-designated place straddling the line between Horry and Georgetown Counties in South Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stop by Harrelson's Seafood Market and then tee off at Blackmoor Golf Club.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Murrells Inlet trip builder tool .

New Bern to Murrells Inlet is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In February, daytime highs in Murrells Inlet are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Murrells Inlet

Outdoors Golf Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Blackmoor Golf Club ©
Blackmoor Golf Club
Harrelson's Seafood Market ©
Harrelson's Seafood Market

4
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Firefly Distillery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Moultrie and Charleston History Tours. Step out of Charleston to go to Kiawah Island and see Kiawah Island, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, steep yourself in history at McLeod Plantation Historic Site, take a memorable tour with Tours, and explore the galleries of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston online route planner .

Drive from Murrells Inlet to Charleston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Charleston, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Fort Moultrie, Firefly Distillery, Kiawah Island
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
The Charleston Museum ©
The Charleston Museum

2
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Beaufort History Museum, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Spanish Moss Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at The Sands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stop by Carolina Cider Company.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Beaufort route planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Beaufort takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in February, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carolina Cider Company, The Sands, Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center
Highlights from your plan
Spanish Moss Trail ©
Spanish Moss Trail
The Sands ©
The Sands
Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center ©

1
night
Hilton Head

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), shop like a local with Nash Gallery, kick back and relax at Driessen Beach Park, then explore and take pictures at Mitchelville Freedom Park, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Beaufort to Hilton Head in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mitchelville Freedom Park ©
Mitchelville Freedom Park
Hilton Head Distillery ©
Hilton Head Distillery
Driessen Beach Park ©
Driessen Beach Park

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