9 days in Charleston & Edisto Island Itinerary

9 days in Charleston & Edisto Island Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Charleston
— 5 nights
Drive
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Edisto Island
— 3 nights
Drive

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Charleston — 5 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, and go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston vacation builder.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Charleston. April in Charleston sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Edisto Island.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours
Side Trips

Edisto Island — 3 nights

Edisto Island is one of South Carolina's Sea Islands, the larger part of which lies in Charleston County, with its southern tip in Colleton County. Explore Edisto Island's surroundings by going to Johns Island (Eden Wind Farm & Low Tide Brewing) and Saint Helena Island (York W. Bailey Museum & Saint Helena Parish Chapel of Ease Ruins). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, get up close to creatures of the deep with Botany Bay Ecotours, and examine the collection at Edisto Island Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Edisto Island trip planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Edisto Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Edisto Island, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips