9 days in Myrtle Beach, Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

9 days in Myrtle Beach, Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

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9 days in Myrtle Beach, Virginia & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Miami
Drive:  12​h
1
Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  17​h 15​min
End: Miami

2
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Get in touch with nature at Alligator Adventure and Myrtle Beach. Kids will enjoy Cherry Grove Beach and Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Go for a jaunt from Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet to see Brookgreen Gardens about 32 minutes away. It doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Myrtle Beach sightseeing planner.

Miami to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Traveling from Miami in December, expect nights in Myrtle Beach to be colder, around 45°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Brookgreen Gardens
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Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach

1
night
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Jamestown Settlement, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, and then browse the exhibits of Colonial Williamsburg.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Myrtle Beach to Williamsburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in December, expect Williamsburg to be slightly colder, temps between 56°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church ©
Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, then browse the exhibits of Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and then don't miss a visit to Navy Seal Monument.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Navy Seal Monument ©
Navy Seal Monument

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nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Get some historical perspective at Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary and Georgetown University. Visiting National Zoological Park and Tidal Basin will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Virginia Beach to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Virginia Beach in December, plan for slightly colder days in Washington DC, with highs around 51°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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