12 days in South Carolina Itinerary

12 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip itinerary maker

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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 4 nights
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Bluffton
— 2 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. Myrtle Beach is known for nightlife, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, see the interesting displays at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, and make a trip to Barefoot Landing.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach online trip itinerary planner.

Chicago to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Myrtle Beach, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Charleston

— 4 nights
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, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston trip tool.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Charleston are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bluffton.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Bluffton

— 2 nights
Bluffton is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with May River Excursions, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross, and then walk around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Charlesfort / Santa Elena Monument, then get to know the fascinating history of The Point, then see the interesting displays at Pat Conroy Literary Center, and finally settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

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Getting from Charleston to Bluffton by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Bluffton

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, then let little ones run wild at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground, then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, and finally indulge your senses at Carolina Tasting Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally stop by Chocolates by the Sea.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head trip planning site.

Hilton Head is very close to Bluffton. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Greenville.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, then snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, and finally sample the fine beverages at Dark Corner Distillery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Greenville trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Hilton Head to Greenville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Greenville can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

South Carolina travel guide

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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.