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Columbia to Kiawah Island drive

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Columbia to Kiawah Island road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Columbia to Kiawah Island. If you're planning a road trip to Kiawah Island, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Columbia
drive for about 1 hour

11:09 am  Santee (South Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:09 pm
drive for about 47 minutes

12:56 pm  Summerville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:56 pm
drive for about 35 minutes

2:31 pm  Charleston
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 4:01 pm
drive for about 44 minutes

4:45 pm  arrive in Kiawah Island

driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Santee (South Carolina)  (2 answers)

Summerville  (4 answers)

Charleston  (138 answers)
    King Street  (8 mentions)
    Boone Hall Plantation  (6 mentions)
    The Battery  (6 mentions)
    Folly Beach  (5 mentions)
    Waterfront Park  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Charleston:
        Hominy Grill
        Slightly North of Broad
        Bowen's Island Restaurant
    hotels around Charleston:
        Vendue Inn
        Charleston Place Hotel
        The Mills House Hotel
        Francis Marion Hotel
        Market Pavilion Hotel
    questions about Charleston:
        Two day trip - what are the must sees, eats, and drinks?
        Best oceanfront place to stay closest to Charleston SC
        Dinner with family in Charleston tonight...
        Afternoon in Charleston
        Newbie in Charleston, How to Spend an Afternoon

Where's the best place to eat in Kiawah Island?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course, which was mentioned 2 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Want to research more popular restaurants in Kiawah Island? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Kiawah Island?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Ryder Cup Bar  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Kiawah Island. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Michael from asked:
Going to Kiawah and need some places to eat.  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Kiawah Island.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Kiawah Island to Columbia drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Columbia? Try searching for places within 2.5 hours of Columbia.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Columbia to Kiawah Island. Or get a full Columbia to Kiawah Island flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Columbia well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Columbia!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 141 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 34 minutes
15 Columbia travel answers
2 Santee (South Carolina) travel answers
4 Summerville travel answers
138 Charleston travel answers
5 Kiawah Island travel answers


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