8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina vacation maker

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North Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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North Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
North Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. Get in touch with nature at Myrtle Beach and Alligator Adventure. Explore North Myrtle Beach's surroundings by going to Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach) and Harrelson's Seafood Market (in Murrells Inlet). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach, and catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our North Myrtle Beach trip planner.

Pittsburgh to North Myrtle Beach is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In August, North Myrtle Beach is a bit warmer than Pittsburgh - with highs of 86°F and lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in North Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
On the 6th (Tue), kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Burkes Beach, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip itinerary planner.

Getting from North Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Folly Beach Public Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Sumter National Monument and Boone Hall Plantation. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Nathaniel Russell House, and go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Charleston tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.