10 days in Virginia & South Carolina Itinerary

10 days in Virginia & South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Arlington
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
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Hilton Head
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Charleston
— 5 nights
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Myrtle Beach
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Arlington

— 1 day

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, then don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Arlington trip planner.

Washington DC to Arlington is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or drive; or take a subway. In July, daytime highs in Arlington are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Virginia Beach

— 1 night

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at First Landing State Park, then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then stroll through Virginia Beach.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Arlington to Virginia Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. July in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Hilton Head

— 1 night
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, and finally let little ones run wild at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Fort Mitchel, then see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Museum, then explore the galleries of Harbour Town Lighthouse & Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hilton Head day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Hilton Head takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Charleston

— 5 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Head to Charleston City Market and Principle Gallery Charlestonfor plenty of shopping. Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fort Sumter National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: stroll through Folly Beach Public Beach, stop by One Of A Kind, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and contemplate the long history of Boone Hall Plantation.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Charleston sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Charleston, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, then look for gifts at Bijuju, and then take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach vacation tool.

You can drive from Charleston to Myrtle Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.