11 days in Virginia, North Carolina & South Carolina Itinerary

11 days in Virginia, North Carolina & South Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Fly to Charlotte, Bus to Asheville
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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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 1st (Sun): whizz through the canopy at The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium, then contemplate the long history of Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. Association for Research and Enlightenment, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary tool.

Montreal, Canada to Virginia Beach is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Montreal in July, things will get a bit warmer in Virginia Beach: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Mount LeConte. Step off the beaten path and head to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Mountain Farm Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Carver Orchards & Farm Market (in Cosby) and Ramsey Cascades (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park).

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Asheville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Virginia Beach to Asheville takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Virginia Beach in July, expect Asheville to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Visit Fort Sumter National Monument and Fort Moultrie for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Isle of Palms County Park. Step out of Charleston to go to Awendaw and see The Center for Birds of Prey, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get interesting insight from Tours, and see the interesting displays at Edmondston-Alston House.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Charleston takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Asheville in July since evenings lows in Charleston dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. On the 8th (Sun), tee off at Captain Hook's Adventure Golf and then examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It or Not!. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Mt. Atlanticus and then get in on the family fun at Family Kingdom Amusement Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach online journey planner.

Getting from Charleston to Myrtle Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Golf · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Museums

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.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.

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.