9 days in Hilton Head, Beaufort & Charleston Itinerary

9 days in Hilton Head, Beaufort & Charleston Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Coastal South Carolina tour itinerary planner

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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Beaufort
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 4 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Museum, then stroll through Coligny Beach, and finally stop by Chocolates by the Sea. On the next day, let little ones run wild at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground, trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take a stroll through Old Town Bluffton.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head visit planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Hilton Head. In December, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trip

Beaufort

— 2 nights
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. On the 31st (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Point, get engrossed in the history at Beaufort History Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hunting Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, then examine the collection at Pat Conroy Literary Center, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally make a trip to Bay Street.

Before you visit Beaufort, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Beaufort takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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 Fort Sumter National Monument as well as Charleston History Tours. Explore Charleston's surroundings by going to The Center for Birds of Prey (in Awendaw), Georgetown (Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church & Kaminski House Museum) and Brookgreen Gardens (in Murrells Inlet). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Charleston route planning app.

Drive from Beaufort to Charleston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Charleston are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips