9 days in Charleston, Beaufort & Hilton Head Itinerary

9 days in Charleston, Beaufort & Hilton Head Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Beaufort
— 2 nights
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Drive to Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, Fly to Tri-Cities Regional TN/VA Airport, Drive to Jonesborough

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Charleston — 4 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Boone Hall Plantation, Old South Carriage Company and Ghost City Tours of Charleston. Visit McLeod Plantation Historic Site and Magnolia Cemetery for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Charleston Museum and Unitarian Church in Charleston. There's lots more to do: find your balance on the water with Nature Adventures, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, stroll through Isle of Palms Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Washington Square.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Charleston online trip maker.

Jonesborough to Charleston is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Jonesborough in October, things will get a bit warmer in Charleston: highs are around 78°F and lows about 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for Beaufort.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Side Trips

Beaufort — 2 nights

Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Your list of things to see and do now includes Spanish Moss Trail, Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours, Highway 21 Drive-In Theater, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Spanish Moss Trail and then watch a film at Highway 21 Drive-In Theater. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Hunting Island Lighthouse and then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Beaufort online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Beaufort in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Trails

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 5th (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with May River Excursions, then take an in-depth tour of Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Burkes Beach and then stroll through Folly Field Beach Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Beaufort to Hilton Head in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip