6 days in Virginia Beach, North Carolina & Miami Itinerary

6 days in Virginia Beach, North Carolina & Miami Itinerary

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6 days in Virginia Beach, North Carolina & Miami Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly:  7​h
1
Virginia Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Nags Head
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
3
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Madison

1
day
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
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 16th (Sat): kick back and relax at Virginia Beach, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then identify plant and animal life at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach road trip planning tool .

Madison to Virginia Beach is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madison to Virginia Beach due to the time zone difference. In March, Virginia Beach is somewhat warmer than Madison - with highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge ©
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, enjoy some diversion at Life on a Sandbar, and then kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nags Head journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Virginia Beach to Nags Head takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. March in Nags Head sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Nags Head

Wildlife Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve ©

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Escape the urban bustle at Anhinga Trail and Shark Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Pineland Trail (in Everglades National Park) and Wakodahatchee Wetlands (in Delray Beach). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, shop like a local with Bayside Marketplace, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Miami online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Nags Head to Miami in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Nags Head in March, with highs in Miami at 81°F and lows at 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami Beach, Wakodahatchee Wetlands
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Shark Valley ©
Shark Valley
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

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