15 days in Myrtle Beach & Virginia Itinerary

15 days in Myrtle Beach & Virginia Itinerary

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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
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Arlington
— 2 nights
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Luray
— 1 night
Drive
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Step out of Myrtle Beach to go to Murrells Inlet and see Brookgreen Gardens, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, examine the collection at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Warbird Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip builder.

New York City to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

2
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Arlington

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Marine Corps, see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then make a splash at Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Arlington travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Myrtle Beach to Arlington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and subway. August in Arlington sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luray.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

1
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Luray

Cabin Capital of Virginia

Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll through Stony Man Mountain Overlook, examine the collection at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Luray Caverns.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Luray trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Arlington to Luray in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Luray when traveling from Arlington in August, with lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charlottesville.

Things to do in Luray

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

1
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Charlottesville

Hoo-Ville

Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
On the 5th (Wed), admire the striking features of University of Virginia, then view the masterpieces at C'ville Arts: A Cooperative Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello, and finally contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Charlottesville route planner.

Getting from Luray to Charlottesville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Charlottesville can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

3
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Williamsburg

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Williamsburg is known for historic sites, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Virginia Beer Company, contemplate the long history of George Wythe House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Williamsburg road trip planning site.

You can drive from Charlottesville to Williamsburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

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Virginia Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk, sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, examine the collection at Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum, then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then see the interesting displays at Military Aviation Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Owl Creek.

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Getting from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Chincoteague Island

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Assateague Lighthouse and then identify plant and animal life at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, look for gifts at Sundial Books, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tryfan Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chincoteague Island online route planner.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Chincoteague Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Chincoteague Island are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Virginia travel guide

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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.