9 days in Charleston, Beaufort & Hilton Head Itinerary

9 days in Charleston, Beaufort & Hilton Head Itinerary

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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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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 St. Michael's Church for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Charleston Museum and Nature Adventures. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Magnolia Cemetery, admire the natural beauty at Washington Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Grace Church Cathedral, and stop by Savannah Bee Company.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Charleston online trip itinerary builder.

Jonesborough to Charleston is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Jonesborough in October; daily highs in Charleston reach 78°F and lows reach 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Beaufort.
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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.
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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.
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