56 days in South Carolina Itinerary

56 days in South Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rock Hill
— 4 nights
2
Spartanburg
— 6 nights
3
Aiken
— 5 nights
4
Columbia
— 7 nights
5
Hilton Head
— 7 nights
6
Beaufort
— 7 nights
7
Charleston
— 8 nights
8
Florence
— 5 nights
9
Myrtle Beach
— 6 nights

4
nights
Rock Hill

Rock Hill ©
Rock Hill is the largest city in York County, South Carolina, United States and the fifth-largest city in the state. Venture out of the city with trips to Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio (in Lancaster), Chester State Park (in Chester) and Kings Mountain National Military Park (in Blacksburg). There's still lots to do: have fun and explore at Rock Hill Fire Station Museum, trek along Piedmont Medical Center Trail, walk around Landsford Canal State Park, and stroll through Giordana Velodrome.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rock Hill vacation planning tool.

New York City to Rock Hill is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in February, with highs in Rock Hill at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Spartanburg.

Things to do in Rock Hill

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Mill, Chester, Mr Putty's Fun Park, Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio, Landsford Canal State Park
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Chester State Park ©
Chester State Park
Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio ©
Bob Doster's Backstreet Studio
Kings Mountain National Military Park ©
Kings Mountain National Military Park

6
nights
Spartanburg

Spartanburg ©
Spartanburg is the largest city in and the county seat of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States, and the 12th-largest city by population in the state. Venture out of the city with trips to Copperhead Mountain Distillery (in Travelers Rest), Greenville (Liberty Bridge, Falls Park on the Reedy, &more) and Twin Falls/Eastatoe Falls (in Sunset). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Soapstone Baptist Church, sample the fine beverages at Sugar Tit Moonshine Distillery, make a trip to Suber's Corn Mill, and stop by The Millstone Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Spartanburg journey planning app.

You can drive from Rock Hill to Spartanburg in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Spartanburg are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Aiken.

Things to do in Spartanburg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenville, Pickens, Landrum, Cherokee Speedway, Copperhead Mountain Distillery
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Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Dark Corner Distillery ©
Dark Corner Distillery
Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville ©
Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville

5
nights
Aiken

Aiken ©
Founded in 1835, the city of Aiken was named after William Aiken, the president of the South Carolina Railroad. Explore Aiken's surroundings by going to Ninety Six National Historic Site (in Ninety Six), Edgefield (Carolina Moon Distillery & Old Edgefield District Genealogy Society) and Lander University (in Greenwood). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Hitchcock Woods, examine the collection at Saluda County Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary Help of Christians, and tee off at Aiken Golf Club.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Aiken road trip app.

Drive from Spartanburg to Aiken in 2.5 hours. February in Aiken sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Columbia.

Things to do in Aiken

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Edgefield, Blackville, Ninety Six National Historic Site, Redcliffe Plantation State, Saluda County Museum
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:
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Hitchcock Woods ©
Hitchcock Woods
Redcliffe Plantation State ©
Redcliffe Plantation State
St. Mary Help of Christians ©
St. Mary Help of Christians

7
nights
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbia: North Augusta (North Augusta Greenway Trail, Brick Pond Park, &more), Crooked Creek Park (in Chapin) and Congaree National Park (in Hopkins). There's much more to do: get your game on at Craft Axe Throwing- Columbia, get to know the resident critters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, trek along Cayce Riverwalk, and admire the striking features of Old Courthouse.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Columbia trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Aiken to Columbia in an hour. In February in Columbia, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

North Augusta, Crooked Creek Park, Congaree National Park, Cayce Riverwalk, Old Courthouse
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Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
Craft Axe Throwing- Columbia ©
Craft Axe Throwing- Columbia
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery

7
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Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Take a break from Hilton Head with a short trip to York W. Bailey Museum in Saint Helena Island, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip planner.

Drive from Columbia to Hilton Head in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bluffton, York W. Bailey Museum
Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 2:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

7
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Explore Beaufort's surroundings by going to Palmetto Indoor Range (in Hardeeville), September Oaks Winery (in Ridgeland) and Fripp Island Actvity Center (in Fripp Island). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Pat Conroy Literary Center, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, get to know the fascinating history of The Point, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter's Catholic Church.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Beaufort day trip planning website.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Beaufort in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Beaufort are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Beaufort

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Yemassee, Johns Island, Walterboro, Palmetto Indoor Range, September Oaks Winery
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 9:
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Pat Conroy Literary Center ©
Pat Conroy Literary Center
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park ©
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

8
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
When in Charleston, make a side trip to see The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, approximately Awendaw away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Nathaniel Russell House, take in nature's colorful creations at Middleton Place, and learn about all things military at Patriots Point.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Charleston online travel route planner.

You can drive from Beaufort to Charleston in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Charleston sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

The Center for Birds of Prey, Patriots Point
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 17:
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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a city in Florence County, South Carolina, United States, and it is probably best known for the intersection of I-95 and I-20, and the eastern terminus of I-20. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Woods Bay State Park (in Olanta), Swamp Fox Murals Trail (in Manning) and Lake City (Dr. Ronald E. McNair Memorial Garden & Moore Farms Botanical Garden). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Florence Baptist Temple, walk around Lynches River County Park, tee off at Cheraw State Park Golf Course, and admire the majestic nature at H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial & Recreation Area.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online vacation planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Florence in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Charleston in March, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bishopville, Lake City, Cheraw, Woods Bay State Park, Swan Lake Iris Gardens
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 22:
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Williamson Park ©
Williamson Park
Florence Baptist Temple ©
Florence Baptist Temple

6
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Explore Myrtle Beach's surroundings by going to Bookends Used Bookstore (in North Myrtle Beach), Murrells Inlet (Brookgreen Gardens, Lee's Farmer's Market, &more) and SC-CARES - SC Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary (in Georgetown). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, kick back and relax at Litchfield Beach, catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Myrtle Beach takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, SC-CARES - SC Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 28:
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Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach

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