8 days in South Carolina, Virginia & New Jersey Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina, Virginia & New Jersey Itinerary

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Fly
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Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Virginia Beach
— 1 night
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Bus to Salisbury, MD, Drive to Lewes, DE, Ferry to Cape May, NJ
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Cape May
— 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. On the 23rd (Thu), tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Pee Dee Bicycle, then make a trip to Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and finally wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Myrtle Beach journey builder website.

Washington DC to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Fun & Games

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Nathaniel Russell House, get interesting insight from Tours, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Charleston day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Myrtle Beach to Charleston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): have fun at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground, hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Forecast Charters, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and then head outdoors with HHI Jet Pack.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Hilton Head in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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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.
On the 28th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Hilton Head to Virginia Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Virginia Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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Cape May

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): look for gifts at Kona Surf Co., then kick back and relax at Wildwood Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse, then meet the residents at Cape May County Park & Zoo, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cape May online trip maker.

You can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry from Virginia Beach to Cape May in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Virginia Beach in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape May: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.

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.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.