11 days in South Carolina Itinerary

11 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina vacation planner

Make it your trip
— 1 day
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
— 5 nights
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights



— 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.
On the 13th (Thu), make a trip to Artisphere, then pause for some photo ops at Joel Roberts Poinsett Statue, then take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, and finally take in the views from Liberty Bridge.

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Charlotte to Greenville is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In May in Greenville, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nature

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 14th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for gifts at The Silver Garden Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Coligny Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Nash Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and then head outdoors with HHI Jet Pack.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Greenville to Hilton Head takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hilton Head when traveling from Greenville in May, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Shopping


— 5 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 Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and make a trip to Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine.

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Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Charleston are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 3 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Attractions like Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours make great kid-friendly stops. When in Myrtle Beach, make a side trip to see Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, approximately Murrells Inlet away. There's lots more to do: catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach, kick back and relax at Myrtle Beach, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Myrtle Beach journey maker tool.

Drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

South Carolina travel guide

Gardens · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Beaches
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.