9 days in South Carolina Itinerary

9 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina visit planner

Make it your trip
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Greenville
— 1 night
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Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Let the collections at Brookgreen Gardens and Warbird Park capture your imagination. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Litchfield Beach and Myrtle Beach. Take a break from Myrtle Beach with a short trip to Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church in Georgetown, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach vacation builder.

Washington DC to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Washington DC in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Myrtle Beach: highs are around 63°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Fort Sumter National Monument and Nathaniel Russell House will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Folly Beach Public Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Awendaw to see The Center for Birds of Prey about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Charleston City Market, make a trip to Ann Caldwell & the Magnolia Singers, contemplate the long history of Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Charleston vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in March, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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 20th (Fri): trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, get to know the fascinating history of The Point, then examine the collection at Pat Conroy Literary Center, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with McIntosh Book Shoppe.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hilton Head trip tool.

You can drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Greenville

— 1 night

Textile Center of the World

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lake Conestee Nature Park, pause for some photo ops at Joel Roberts Poinsett Statue, then stroll around Falls Park on the Reedy, and finally stop by West End.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Greenville trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Greenville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hilton Head in March, Greenville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

South Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.