54 days in South Carolina Itinerary

54 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip planner

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Hilton Head
— 6 nights
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Bluffton
— 6 nights
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Charleston
— 10 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 7 nights
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Greenville
— 7 nights
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Aiken
— 5 nights
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Columbia
— 7 nights

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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.
Step out of Hilton Head to go to Beaufort and see Hunting Island Lighthouse, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, and let the kids burn off some steam at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hilton Head online visit planner.

Columbia to Hilton Head is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bluffton.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bluffton

— 6 nights
Bluffton is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Yemassee (Old Sheldon Church Ruins & Lucky Duck Distillery), Savannah National Wildlife Refuge (in Hardeeville) and Beaufort (Tabernacle Baptist Church, Pat Conroy Literary Center, &more). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with May River Excursions, examine the collection at York W. Bailey Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Cross, and take in the waterfront activity at Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bluffton travel route planner.

Bluffton is just a short distance from Hilton Head. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Bluffton

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Charleston

— 10 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 nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument, hunt for treasures at Charleston City Market, and don't miss a visit to Middleton Place.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston trip planner.

You can drive from Bluffton to Charleston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Charleston, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 7 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Venture out of the city with trips to Georgetown (Hopsewee Plantation, Hampton Plantation State Historic Site, &more), Murrells Inlet (Brookgreen Gardens & Huntington Beach State Park) and Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Risen Christ Lutheran Church and School, examine the collection at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, and take in the waterfront at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach road trip planning site.

Getting from Charleston to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Florence

— 5 nights
Florence is a city in Florence County, South Carolina, United States, and it is probably best known for the intersection of I-95 and I-20, and the eastern terminus of I-20. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Swamp Fox Murals Trail (in Manning), Mcleod Farms Roadside Market and Pumpkin Patch (in McBee) and Hartsville (Hartsville Museum & Kalmia Gardens). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Florence Veterans Park, see the interesting displays at The South Carolina Cotton Museum, look for gifts at Pee Dee State Farmers Market, and tee off at Cheraw State Park Golf Course.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Florence takes 1.5 hours. August in Florence sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenville

— 7 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 City Scape Winery (in Pelzer), Twin Lakes Park (in Seneca) and Sugar Tit Moonshine Distillery (in Reidville). There's much more to do: stroll around Falls Park on the Reedy, explore the engaging exhibits at The Children's Museum of the Upstate - Spartanburg, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls/Eastatoe Falls, and sample the tasty concoctions at Quest Brewing Co.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Greenville online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Greenville takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Aiken.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Aiken

— 5 nights
Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. Get out of town with these interesting Aiken side-trips: Blackville (Barnwell State Park & God's Acre Healing Springs), Saluda County Museum (in Saluda) and Ninety Six National Historic Site (in Ninety Six). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Hopelands Gardens, delve into the lush surroundings at Hitchcock Woods, see the interesting displays at Dupont Planetarium- Aiken South Carolina, and don't miss a visit to Aiken Center for the Arts.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Aiken trip maker.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Aiken takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Aiken

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Columbia

— 7 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Venture out of the city with trips to Old Courthouse (in Newberry), Rock Hill (Historic Rock Hill at the White Home, Museum of York County, &more) and Quaker Cemetery (in Camden). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, indulge your taste buds at Columbia Brew Bus, get a sense of history and politics at South Carolina State House, and brush up on your military savvy at South Carolina Military Museum.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Columbia travel planner.

Traveling by car from Aiken to Columbia takes an hour. September in Columbia sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · 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.