Charleston Day Trips
Itineraries To and From the Holy City

Planning Your Charleston Day Trips

What are the best things to do in Charleston if you’re only going to be here for one day? That’s a favorite question among the masses.

My answer… that’s a tough question!

Charleston is full of great attractions, tours, shopping and dining. And it doesn’t stop there. Doing Charleston in a day will only make you want to come back for more… and that’s OK!

I’ve tried to make it easier for you by putting together a few themed one-day itineraries. Nothing here is a one-size-fits-all solution. So use the following simply as suggestions and curtail them to your liking.

Disclaimer: Please note that is not a concierge and is unable to make bookings for the below Charleston Day Trips. The itineraries listed below are merely suggestions to assist you in developing your own agenda while in the Lowcountry. As always, please contact any listed attractions to assure the correct operating hours and pricing.

If you are interested in a planned itinerary, please visit our Charleston Tours page for touring companies who specialize in optimizing your time in Charleston.

Day Trips in Charleston:

Charleston Favorites
Historic Charleston
History Buff
Foodies Delight
The Shop-a-holic
Riding in Style
Sunny Side Up
All in the Family (Things to do with Kids!)

Day Trips TO Great Nearby Cities:

Charleston, SC is centrally located between some of the greatest cities in the southeast, making day outings from Charleston a favorite pastime among travelers.

It is very easy to lay your head in Charleston and still spend quality time at one of the great nearby cities. Listed here are locations that are all about a two hour drive away.

Click on the great southern cities below to get information about its location:

Hilton Head Island, SC
2 hours and 17 minutes/ 116 miles South of Charleston

Myrtle Beach, SC
2 hours and 2 minutes/ 98 miles North of Charleston

Savannah, GA
2 hours and 6 minutes/ 108 miles South of Charleston

Columbia, SC
1 hour and 56 minutes/ 114 miles West of Charleston

Folly Beach, SC
19 minutes/ 11.5 miles South of Charleston

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