40 days in Charleston & Phoenix Itinerary

40 days in Charleston & Phoenix Itinerary

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40 days in Charleston & Phoenix Itinerary

Phoenix
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Charleston
— 19 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Phoenix
— 20 nights
Phoenix

18
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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Folly Beach Public Beach and The Sands. Get some historical perspective at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens and Middleton Place. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charleston: Cypress Gardens (in Moncks Corner), Old Sheldon Church Ruins (in Yemassee) and The Center for Birds of Prey (in Awendaw). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Aiken-Rhett House, make a trip to Riley Waterfront Park, and take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Charleston holiday planner.

Phoenix to Charleston is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Charleston due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in September, with highs in Charleston at 85°F and lows at 70°F. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Beaufort, Mount Pleasant, Edisto Beach State Park, The Sands, Folly Beach Public Beach
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Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Folly Beach Public Beach
Middleton Place

20
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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the state of Arizona. Visit Goldfield (Ghost Town) and Sahuaro Ranch Park for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Phoenix side-trips: Mesa (Usery Mountain Recreation Area, Las Sendas Golf Club, & more), Harrah's Ak-Chin (in Maricopa) and Scottsdale (Scottsdale Quarter, Taliesin West, & more). On the 22nd (Sun), do a day of sightseeing from above with a helicopter tour. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, stroll through Phoenix Zoo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Phoenix vacation trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Phoenix takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Charleston in October, with highs in Phoenix at 90°F and lows at 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Glendale, Goldfield (Ghost Town)
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Desert Botanical Garden
Goldfield (Ghost Town)
Lake Pleasant Regional Park

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