32 days in South Carolina Itinerary

32 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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32 days in South Carolina Itinerary

Panama City Beach
taxi + Fly:  4​h
Columbia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Greenville
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Myrtle Beach
— 7 nights
Drive:  45​min
Pawleys Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Charleston
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Beaufort
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Hilton Head
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
Panama City Beach

4
days
Columbia

Columbia
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Change things up with these side-trips from Columbia: Swan Lake Iris Gardens (in Sumter), Aiken (Aiken Center For the Arts & Hitchcock Woods) and Poinsett State Park (in Wedgefield). Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Congaree National Park. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, don't miss a visit to Tunnel Vision Mural, and identify plant and animal life at Saluda Shoals Park.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Columbia vacation builder.

Panama City Beach to Columbia is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May in Columbia, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Greenville.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Aiken, Poinsett State Park, Congaree National Park, Swan Lake Iris Gardens
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Hitchcock Woods
Hitchcock Woods
Aiken Center For the Arts
Aiken Center For the Arts

3
days
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Explore Greenville's surroundings by going to Table Rock State Park (in Pickens) and Jones Gap State Park (in Marietta). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy, look for gifts at Mast General Store, admire the masterpieces at Greenville County Museum of Art, and admire all the interesting features of Fluor Field at the WestEnd.

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You can drive from Columbia to Greenville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Table Rock State Park, Jones Gap State Park, Lake Conestee Nature Park
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Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Fluor Field at the WestEnd ©
Fluor Field at the WestEnd
Jones Gap State Park ©
Jones Gap State Park

7
days
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Myrtle Beach: Murrells Inlet (Brookgreen Gardens & Huntington Beach State Park). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Myrtle Beach SkyWheel Offices, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium, take in the waterfront at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, and take a memorable tour with Island Adventure Watersports.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Greenville to Myrtle Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pawleys Island.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet
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Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Gardens

3
days
Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island
Pawleys Island is a town in Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States, and the Atlantic coast barrier island on which the town sits. Pawleys Island is known for golf, beaches, historic sites, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Litchfield Beach, look for gifts at The Hammock Shops Village, examine the collection at Gullah O'oman Museum, and don't miss a visit to Pawleys Island Historic District.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pawleys Island tour planner.

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In May, daytime highs in Pawleys Island are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Pawleys Island

Outdoors Golf Parks
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Heritage Club
Heritage Club
Pawleys Island Historic District ©
Pawleys Island Historic District
The Hammock Shops Village
The Hammock Shops Village

7
days
Charleston

Charleston
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 sightseeing, historic sites, parks, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, and kick back and relax at Folly Beach Public Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Charleston itinerary builder.

Getting from Pawleys Island to Charleston by car takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Folly Beach Public Beach, H. L. Hunley, Patriots Point
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Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
Middleton Place
Middleton Place
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

3
days
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Beaufort side-trips: Bluffton (Hilton Head National & Rose Hill Plantation House). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, immerse yourself in nature at Hunting Island State Park, look for gifts at Chocolate Tree, and enjoy the sea views from Hunting Island Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Beaufort trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Beaufort takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Beaufort sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites Parks Golf

Side Trips

Bluffton, Old Sheldon Church Ruins
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Hunting Island Lighthouse ©
Hunting Island Lighthouse
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Hunting Island State Park ©
Hunting Island State Park

5
days
Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
Hilton Head is known for adventure, beaches, trails, spas, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and take in the waterfront activity at Shelter Cove Marina.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hilton Head vacation trip planner.

Drive from Beaufort to Hilton Head in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina ©
Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

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