9 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Hilton Head
— 1 night
— 4 nights
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights


Greenville — 1 day

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 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Greenville holiday planner.

Washington to Greenville is an approximately 7-hour car ride. In March, Greenville is a bit warmer than Washington - with highs of 64°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Hilton Head.
Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Hilton Head — 1 night

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and finally stop by Chocolates by the Sea.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Greenville to Hilton Head takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Greenville in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hilton Head, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Charleston.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Charleston — 4 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kids will enjoy Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Ghost & Vampire Tours. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, and get engrossed in the history at Nathaniel Russell House.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Charleston tour website.

Getting from Hilton Head to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Charleston are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Myrtle Beach.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours
Side Trip

Myrtle Beach — 3 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Get out of town with these interesting Myrtle Beach side-trips: Brookgreen Gardens (in Murrells Inlet) and Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, stop by The Olive Shoppe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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Drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites · 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.