12 days in Williamsburg, Myrtle Beach & Gatlinburg Itinerary

12 days in Williamsburg, Myrtle Beach & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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12 days in Williamsburg, Myrtle Beach & Gatlinburg Itinerary

Start: Winston Salem
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Myrtle Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Winston Salem

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Colonial Williamsburg.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg trip planner .

Winston Salem to Williamsburg is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. You'll set off for Myrtle Beach on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg

5
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Myrtle Beach: Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church (in Georgetown), Brookgreen Gardens (in Murrells Inlet) and Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Broadway at the Beach, tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals, look for gifts at Vintiques, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach trip planner .

Getting from Williamsburg to Myrtle Beach by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, Barefoot Landing, Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church
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Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Go for a jaunt from Gatlinburg to Hartford to see River Rafting & Tubing about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Myrtle Beach to Gatlinburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Myrtle Beach in August since evenings lows in Gatlinburg dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Mount LeConte, River Rafting & Tubing
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
River Rafting & Tubing
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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