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.
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
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:
Slightly North of Broad
Bowen's Island Restaurant
hotels around Charleston:
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
Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course, which was mentioned 2 times.
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This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
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