8 days in South Carolina, Virginia & New Jersey Itinerary

8 days in South Carolina, Virginia & New Jersey Itinerary

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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
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 1 day
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, then wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Myrtle Beach. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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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.
On the 25th (Sat), hunt for treasures at Charleston City Market, then stop by One Of A Kind, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Charleston trip planning site.

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or 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

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, view the masterpieces at Art League of Hilton Head, and then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground, then enjoy breathtaking views from Harbour Town Lighthouse & Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Hilton Head route planner.

Getting from Charleston to Hilton Head by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Museums

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, look for gifts at Mermaid Factory, and then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Virginia Beach trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Virginia Beach takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Virginia Beach are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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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): stroll through Cape May City Beaches, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Breakfast in The Sky, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildwood Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cape May online holiday maker.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Virginia Beach to Cape May in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or 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 in Cape May, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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.