46 days in Mountains of South Carolina, South Carolina's Islands & Beaufort Itinerary

46 days in Mountains of South Carolina, South Carolina's Islands & Beaufort Itinerary

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Long Creek
— 5 nights
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Pickens
— 4 nights
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Greenville
— 6 nights
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Hilton Head
— 6 nights
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Beaufort
— 6 nights
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Edisto Island
— 3 nights
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Wadmalaw Island
— 1 night
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Kiawah Island
— 2 nights
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Johns Island
— 1 night
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Folly Beach
— 4 nights
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Isle of Palms
— 5 nights
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Pawleys Island
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Long Creek

— 5 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Long Creek: Tallulah Gorge State Park (in Tallulah Falls), King Creek Falls (in Mountain Rest) and Highlands (Old Edwards Club, Glen Falls, &more).

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Long Creek route website.

Atlanta to Long Creek is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from Atlanta in May, expect little chillier with lows of 56°F in Long Creek. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Pickens.

Things to do in Long Creek

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Pickens

— 4 nights
Pickens, formerly called Pickens Courthouse, is a city in Pickens County, South Carolina, United States. Explore Pickens' surroundings by going to Whitewater Falls (in Sapphire), Cleveland (Caesars Head State Park & Bald Rock Heritage Preserve) and Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours (in Rosman). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Jocassee, take in the dramatic scenery at Silver Run Falls, and browse the exhibits of Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pickens trip planner.

Traveling by car from Long Creek to Pickens takes an hour. May in Pickens sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Pickens

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Greenville

— 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pelzer (City Scape Winery & Happy Cow Creamery), Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve (in Spartanburg) and Campbell's Covered Bridge (in Landrum). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, get outside with Mice on Main, appreciate the history behind Joel Roberts Poinsett Statue, and make a trip to Artisphere.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Greenville trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pickens to Greenville takes an hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Pickens in May since evenings lows in Greenville dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 6 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Hilton Head is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, stroll through Folly Field Beach Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and go for a stroll along the water at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head online trip planner.

Getting from Greenville to Hilton Head by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Greenville in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hilton Head, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Beaufort

— 6 nights
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Beaufort: Fripp Island Actvity Center (in Fripp Island) and Auldbrass Plantation (in Yemassee). There's lots more to do: stroll around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, admire the majestic nature at Hunting Island State Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Beaufort National Cemetery, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Spanish Moss Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Beaufort driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Beaufort in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Edisto Island

— 3 nights
Edisto Island is one of South Carolina's Sea Islands, the larger part of which lies in Charleston County, with its southern tip in Colleton County. Edisto Island is known for parks, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with Botany Bay Ecotours, tee off at The Plantation Course at Edisto, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Edisto Island Serpentarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Edisto Island trip planner.

You can drive from Beaufort to Edisto Island in 1.5 hours. In May in Edisto Island, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wadmalaw Island.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Wadmalaw Island

— 1 night
Wadmalaw Island is an island located in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States.GeographyWadmalaw Island is located generally to the southwest of Johns Island and more than halfway encircled by it. On the 1st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bears Bluff National Fish Hatchery, experience rural life at Charleston Tea Garden, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Firefly Distillery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Wadmalaw Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by journey from Edisto Island to Wadmalaw Island takes an hour. May in Wadmalaw Island sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kiawah Island.

Things to do in Wadmalaw Island

Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Kiawah Island

— 2 nights
Kiawah is a sea island, or barrier island, on the Atlantic coast of the United States. On the 2nd (Wed), browse the different shops at Freshfields Village, then look for gifts at Kiawah Fine Jewelry, then kick back and relax at Kiawah Beachwalker Park, and finally play a few rounds at The Ocean Course. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Osprey Point Golf Course, then play a few rounds at Turtle Point Golf Course, and then head off the coast to Kiawah Island.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kiawah Island online holiday planner.

Travel from Wadmalaw Island to Kiawah Island in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Kiawah Island can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Johns Island.

Things to do in Kiawah Island

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Shopping

Johns Island

— 1 night
Johns Island, also spelled John's Island, is an island in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, and is the largest island in the state of South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Angel Oak Tree, relax in the rural setting at Eden Wind Farm, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Find out how to plan Johns Island trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Johns Island is very close to Kiawah Island. In June in Johns Island, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Folly Beach.

Things to do in Johns Island

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Folly Beach

— 4 nights
Folly Beach is a city located on Folly Island in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. Explore Folly Beach's surroundings by going to Roxbury Park (in Meggett), Caw Caw Interpretive Center (in Ravenel) and Bohicket Marina and Market (in Seabrook Island). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Folly Beach Public Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Thompson Park, and stroll around Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve.

Plan a Folly Beach trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Folly Beach is just a stone's throw from Johns Island. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Isle of Palms.

Things to do in Folly Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Isle of Palms

— 5 nights
Isle of Palms is a city in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. When in Isle of Palms, make a side trip to see Boneyard Beach in Moores Landing, approximately Moores Landing away. The adventure continues: stroll through Sullivan's Island Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Beach House Spa, pause for some photo ops at Fort Moultrie, and see what you can catch with Charleston Fishing Adventures.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Isle of Palms day trip planning site.

Drive from Folly Beach to Isle of Palms in an hour. In June in Isle of Palms, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pawleys Island.

Things to do in Isle of Palms

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Pawleys Island

— 2 nights
Pawleys Island is a town in Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States, and the Atlantic coast barrier island on which the town is located.Pawleys Island population was 103 at the 2010 census, down from 138 in 2000. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): play a few rounds at River Club, pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Hampton Plantation State Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Hopsewee Plantation, and then play a few rounds at Pawleys Plantation.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Pawleys Island holiday planning tool.

Drive from Isle of Palms to Pawleys Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Pawleys Island are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Pawleys Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Tours

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