60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina vacation planner

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Myrtle Beach
— 8 nights
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Charleston
— 12 nights
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Edisto Island
— 4 nights
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Beaufort
— 7 nights
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Hilton Head
— 8 nights
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Columbia
— 8 nights
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Rock Hill
— 5 nights
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Greenville
— 7 nights
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Myrtle Beach

— 8 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: North Myrtle Beach (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Cherry Grove Beach, &more), Murrells Inlet (Brookgreen Gardens & Huntington Beach State Park) and Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the majestic nature at Myrtle Beach State Park, and make a trip to Barefoot Landing.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip maker site.

Atlanta to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Charleston

— 12 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Step out of Charleston with an excursion to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, browse the exhibits of Fort Sumter National Monument, and stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Charleston, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Edisto Island.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edisto Island: Johns Island (Trophy lakes & Eden Wind Farm) and Kiawah Fine Jewelry (in Kiawah Island). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with Botany Bay Ecotours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Mound Trail, browse the fresh offerings at Kings Farm Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Edisto Beach State Park.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Edisto Island vacation planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Edisto Island in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Beaufort

— 7 nights
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Fripp Island Actvity Center in Fripp Island (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Pat Conroy Literary Center, delve into the distant past at Charlesfort / Santa Elena Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter's Catholic Church, and stop by The Point.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Beaufort vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Edisto Island to Beaufort in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Beaufort are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Hilton Head is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hilton Head Distillery, stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and take in the waterfront activity at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hilton Head trip planner.

Getting from Beaufort to Hilton Head by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Columbia

— 8 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbia: Aiken (Virginia Acres Park, Hopelands Gardens, &more) and Congaree National Park (in Hopkins). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at South Carolina State Museum, stroll around Seven Oaks Park, and trek along Cayce Riverwalk.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Columbia trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Columbia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rock Hill.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rock Hill

— 5 nights
Rock Hill is the largest city in York County, South Carolina, United States and the fifth-largest city in the state. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rock Hill: Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio (in Lancaster) and Cheraw State Park Golf Course (in Cheraw). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Landsford Canal State Park, admire the natural beauty at Glencairn Gardens, hike along Piedmont Medical Center Trail, and grab your bike and head to Novant Health BMX Supercross Track.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rock Hill trip planner.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Rock Hill takes 1.5 hours. In June in Rock Hill, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Rock Hill

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Trails

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Greenville side-trips: Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours (in Long Creek), Oconee History Museum (in Walhalla) and Pickens (Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site & Long Shoals Wayside Park). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, stroll around Cancer Survivors Park, let little ones run wild at Runway Park at GMU, and don't miss a visit to Noma Square.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Greenville travel route planner.

You can drive from Rock Hill to Greenville in 2 hours. In June in Greenville, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
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.