60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

60 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and Brookgreen Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Myrtle Beach: Huntington Beach State Park (in Murrells Inlet), North Myrtle Beach (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Cherry Grove Beach, &more) and Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach, examine the collection at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach trip planner.

Atlanta to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
Attractions like Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and Middleton Place make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Awendaw to see The Center for Birds of Prey about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, steep yourself in history at Aiken-Rhett House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Charleston City Market, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Charleston day trip website.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car 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. Family-friendly places like Botany Bay Ecotours and Edisto Beach State Park will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Edisto Island side-trips: Kiawah Fine Jewelry (in Kiawah Island) and Johns Island (Trophy lakes & Eden Wind Farm). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, hike along Indian Mound Trail, browse the fresh offerings at Kings Farm Market, and examine the collection at Edisto Island Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Edisto Island route planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Edisto Island takes 1.5 hours. In April in Edisto Island, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Edisto Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Beaufort

— 7 nights
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Family-friendly places like Cypress Wetlands and Port Royal Farmers Market will thrill your kids. When in Beaufort, make a side trip to see Fripp Island Actvity Center in Fripp Island, approximately Fripp Island away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Pat Conroy Literary Center, walk around Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, visit The Point, and immerse yourself in nature at Hunting Island State Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Beaufort trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Edisto Island to Beaufort takes 1.5 hours. In April in Beaufort, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. There's much more to do: stroll through Coligny Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Nash Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Alder Lane Beach Access, and play a few rounds at The Golf Courses of Palmetto Dunes.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head journey planner.

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Hilton Head takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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.
Bring the kids along to Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden and Sea Lion Landing. Venture out of the city with trips to Congaree National Park (in Hopkins) and Aiken (Virginia Acres Park, Hopelands Gardens, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park, take a peaceful walk through Harbison State Forest, get a sense of history and politics at South Carolina State House, and hike along Cayce Riverwalk.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Columbia driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Columbia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. In May in Columbia, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) 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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Glencairn Gardens and Giordana Velodrome. Venture out of the city with trips to Cheraw State Park Golf Course (in Cheraw) and Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio (in Lancaster). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Rock Hill Fire Station Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Landsford Canal State Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Olde English District, and stroll around Ebenezer Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rock Hill trip website.

You can drive from Columbia to Rock Hill in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Columbia in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Rock Hill, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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.
Attractions like Falls Park on the Reedy and Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Greenville side-trips: Pickens (Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site & Long Shoals Wayside Park), Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours (in Long Creek) and Oconee History Museum (in Walhalla). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Station Cove Falls, stroll around Cancer Survivors Park, and make a trip to Noma Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Greenville online vacation planner.

Drive from Rock Hill to Greenville in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · 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.