60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina route planner

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Greenville
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Columbia
— 7 nights
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Bluffton
— 6 nights
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Hilton Head
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Edisto Island
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Charleston
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Myrtle Beach
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Sumter
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Greenville side-trips: Cowpens National Battlefield (in Chesnee), Long Creek (Chattooga Belle Farm & Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours) and Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel (in Walhalla). The adventure continues: stroll around Falls Park on the Reedy, explore the landscape on two wheels at GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Joel Roberts Poinsett Statue.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Greenville day trip app.

Belleville to Greenville is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Columbia.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Columbia

— 7 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Change things up with these side-trips from Columbia: Aiken (Cyndi's Sweet Shoppe, Hitchcock Woods, &more) and Rock Hill (Historic Rock Hill at the White Home, Glencairn Gardens, &more). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, walk around Saluda Shoals Park, stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, and learn about all things military at South Carolina Military Museum.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Columbia day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Columbia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Columbia can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Bluffton.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bluffton

— 6 nights
Bluffton is a Lowcountry town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bluffton: Beaufort (Spanish Moss Trail, Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours, &more), Lucky Duck Distillery (in Yemassee) and Cypress Wetlands (in Port Royal). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with May River Excursions, take a stroll through Old Town Bluffton, take in the waterfront activity at Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center, and delve into the distant past at Charlesfort / Santa Elena Monument.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Bluffton trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Columbia to Bluffton in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Bluffton

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 8 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Change things up with a short trip to Hunting Island Lighthouse in Beaufort (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Hilton Head travel planner.

Hilton Head is just a short distance from Bluffton. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Edisto Island

— 4 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Edisto Island: Kiawah Fine Jewelry (in Kiawah Island) and Johns Island (Eden Wind Farm, Low Tide Brewing, &more). There's much more to do: cast your line with Botany Bay Ecotours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, get to know the resident critters at Edisto Island Serpentarium, and kick back and relax at Edisto Beach State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Edisto Island trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Hilton Head to Edisto Island takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Edisto Island can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Charleston

— 16 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Explore Charleston's surroundings by going to The Center for Birds of Prey (in Awendaw), Cypress Gardens (in Moncks Corner) and Charleston Tea Garden (in Wadmalaw Island). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, don't miss a visit to Middleton Place, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Charleston vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Edisto Island to Charleston in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Myrtle Beach: Murrells Inlet (Brookgreen Gardens & Huntington Beach State Park), Georgetown (Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church & SC-CARES - SC Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary) and Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Sumter.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Sumter

— 3 nights
Sumter is the county seat of Sumter County, South Carolina, United States. Explore Sumter's surroundings by going to Lynches River County Park (in Effingham), Williamson Park (in Darlington) and Florence National Cemetery (in Florence). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Swan Lake Iris Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dr. Ronald E. McNair Memorial Garden, make a trip to Francis Marion gravesite, and trek along Swamp Fox Murals Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sumter tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Sumter in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lancaster.

Things to do in Sumter

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lancaster

— 2 nights
The city of Lancaster is the county seat of Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States, located in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Chester State Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Olde English District, and then stroll around Landsford Canal State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Andrew Jackson State Park and then make a trip to Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lancaster road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sumter to Lancaster takes 1.5 hours. In June in Lancaster, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lancaster

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.