29 days in New York City, South Carolina & Boston Itinerary

29 days in New York City, South Carolina & Boston Itinerary

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29 days in New York City, South Carolina & Boston Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Myrtle Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Hilton Head
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Charleston
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Boston
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Manchester

7
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to New York City is minus 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square

4
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Step out of the city life by going to Litchfield Beach and Cherry Grove Beach. Relax by the water at Myrtle Beach and Windy Hill Beach. Take a break from Myrtle Beach with a short trip to Conway Riverwalk in Conway, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore and take pictures at Alligator Adventure, take a memorable tour with Tours, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at New South Brewing.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach journey maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Myrtle Beach in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Conway Riverwalk, Fishing Charters & Tours, Litchfield Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Cherry Grove Beach ©
Cherry Grove Beach

4
nights
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.
Visit Alder Lane Beach Access and Driessen Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Visiting Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Burkes Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hilton Head trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Speed Boats Tours

5
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Relax by the water at Folly Beach Public Beach and Boneyard Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Sumter National Monument and Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3. Go for a jaunt from Charleston to Awendaw to see The Center for Birds of Prey about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, take a memorable tour with Tours, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Charleston trip builder app .

Getting from Hilton Head to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Charleston are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Folly Beach, Boneyard Beach, The Center for Birds of Prey, Isle of Palms County Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Center for Birds of Prey ©
The Center for Birds of Prey
Folly Beach Public Beach ©
Folly Beach Public Beach

7
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get some cultural insight at Beavertail Lighthouse and Park and Orchard House. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Long Point and Herring Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester), Provincetown (Race Point Beach, Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, & more) and Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod (in North Truro). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Old Silver Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Mass Audubon's Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary, get curious at Sandwich Glass Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Plymouth Rock.

For reviews and tourist information, read our Boston online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Boston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Charleston in September, with highs in Boston at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown, Concord, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Plymouth Rock, Mass Audubon's Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary
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Long Point ©
Long Point
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach

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