15 days in South Carolina Itinerary

15 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina trip itinerary planner

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Myrtle Beach
— 4 nights
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Columbia
— 2 nights
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Greenville
— 1 night
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 4 nights

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Myrtle Beach

— 4 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Myrtle Beach: Brookgreen Gardens (in Murrells Inlet) and Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and see the interesting displays at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach trip planning site.

Charleston to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. August in Myrtle Beach sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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Columbia

— 2 nights

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
On the 6th (Fri), get to know the resident critters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Lion Landing, then make a trip to Tunnel Vision Mural, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Murray. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Cocky Statue, then learn about all things military at South Carolina Military Museum, then learn about all things military at South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Columbia road trip app.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Columbia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Columbia, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Tours

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Greenville

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, then snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, then head outdoors with Mice on Main, and finally pick up some local products at TD Saturday Market.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Greenville road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Columbia to Greenville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Greenville can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping
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Hilton Head

— 3 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Spas make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Hilton Head to go to Beaufort and see Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, stop by Hilton Head Oils, take in the waterfront activity at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, and trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

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Fly from Greenville to Hilton Head in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

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Charleston

— 4 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Isle of Palms County Park, stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Carolina Aquarium, and take an in-depth tour of Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston trip planning app.

Drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

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South Carolina travel guide

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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.