Charleston, SC, USA

The perfect 2 days itinerary

Charleston, South Carolina, is a city rich in history, culture, and Southern charm. Known for its well-preserved architecture, historic plantations, and cobblestone streets, Charleston offers a glimpse into America's past while still providing modern amenities and a vibrant culinary scene. The city's waterfront parks, art galleries, and local markets make it a perfect destination for travelers looking for a mix of relaxation and exploration. Let's embark on a 2-day journey to discover the best of Charleston.

What to do in Charleston?

This 2 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Charleston. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Historic Charleston and Culinary Delights


Start your day with a visit to the Charleston City Market, one of the nation's oldest public markets. Here, you can find local crafts, art, and souvenirs. Take a leisurely stroll down King Street, known for its boutiques, antique shops, and historic buildings.


Explore the historic district with a guided carriage tour. You'll pass by significant landmarks such as Rainbow Row, the Battery, and the iconic Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park. Enjoy lunch at one of the many renowned restaurants in the area, offering traditional Southern cuisine.


End your day with a sunset harbor cruise. Experience the beauty of Charleston from the water, and catch a glimpse of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and Fort Sumter.

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Day 2: Plantations and Gardens


Visit the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, one of the oldest plantations in the South. Explore the lush gardens, take a guided tour of the plantation house, and learn about the history of the estate and its role in American history.


Head to the Boone Hall Plantation, famous for its Avenue of Oaks and as a filming location for several movies. Take a tour of the plantation home and explore the grounds, which include a butterfly garden and a slave history presentation.


Conclude your trip with dinner at a local seafood restaurant, enjoying dishes like shrimp and grits or she-crab soup, staples of Charleston's culinary scene.

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