8 days in South Carolina & Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina & Washington DC Itinerary

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8 days in South Carolina & Washington DC Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Newark

1
day
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, stop by Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach vacation trip planner.

Newark to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In December, Myrtle Beach is a bit warmer than Newark - with highs of 63°F and lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
Gay Dolphin Gift Cove

2
days
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at The Center for Birds of Prey and then go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Folly Beach Public Beach and then take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston trip generator.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Charleston in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Charleston are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Folly Beach Public Beach, The Center for Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
The Center for Birds of Prey
Folly Beach Public Beach
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

4
days
Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Charleston in December: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 52°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Pentagon
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin

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