9 days in South Carolina Itinerary

9 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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9 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
North Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
4
Greenville
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Saint Louis

3
nights
Charleston

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, shopping, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, browse the exhibits of Fort Sumter National Monument, admire the natural beauty at Battery & White Point Gardens, and make a trip to Charleston City Market.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner.

Saint Louis to Charleston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Charleston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Charleston, with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Hilton Head

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 16th (Tue): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: putt your heart out at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hilton Head trip planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to North Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach ©
North Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. On the 18th (Thu), look for gifts at Bookends Used Bookstore, get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach, then catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing, take in the waterfront at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the North Myrtle Beach trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Hilton Head to North Myrtle Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Greenville.

Things to do in North Myrtle Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Myrtle Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

1
night
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
On the 20th (Sat), let the kids burn off some steam at Runway Park at GMU, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then sample the fine beverages at Dark Corner Distillery, then snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Greenville planning site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from North Myrtle Beach to Greenville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Greenville can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Fun & Games Nature
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Room Escape Games
Liberty Bridge ©
Liberty Bridge

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