9 days in South Carolina Itinerary

9 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Carolina journey maker
Make it your trip
— 1 day
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
Hilton Head
— 1 night


Greenville — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): walk around Runway Park at GMU, snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Greenville trip planner.

Peoria to Greenville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Peoria in September since evenings lows in Greenville dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.
Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Myrtle Beach — 3 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Step out of Myrtle Beach with an excursion to Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, make a trip to Barefoot Landing, get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach trip site.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Myrtle Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Charleston — 4 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, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, learn about all things military at Patriots Point, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Charleston online itinerary maker.

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Charleston are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.
Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:

Hilton Head — 1 night

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): indulge your senses at Carolina Tasting Room, then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then look for gifts at Hilton Head Oils, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Hilton Head takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

South Carolina travel guide

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.