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Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach. If you're planning a road trip to Myrtle Beach, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Philadelphia
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:25 pm  Washington, DC
eat at Mitsitam Cafe
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 4:25 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:30 pm  Fredericksburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:30 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:33 pm  Richmond
stay overnight at The Jefferson Hotel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from The Jefferson Hotel
drive for about 1 hour

11:06 am  Emporia (Virginia)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:06 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

1:02 pm  Rocky Mount (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:02 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:30 pm  Fayetteville (North Carolina)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:30 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:36 pm  arrive in Myrtle Beach

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Washington, DC  (179 answers)
    National Mall  (30 mentions)
    National Air and Space Museum  (29 mentions)
    Washington Monument  (25 mentions)
    Museum of Natural History  (23 mentions)
    Lincoln Memorial  (22 mentions)
    National Gallery of Art  (19 mentions)
    restaurants around Washington, DC:
        Mitsitam Cafe
        Founding Farmers
        Rose's Luxury
        Pavilion Café
    questions about Washington, DC:
        Best hotel near museums
        Best free things to do in Washington, DC?
        Fun free things to do in D.C.?
        Getting from Union Station to National Mall?
        How to make the most of three days in DC

Fredericksburg  (4 answers)

Richmond  (14 answers)
    Carytown  (4 mentions)
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Richmond:
        Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
    hotels around Richmond:
        The Jefferson Hotel
    questions about Richmond:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Richmond?
        What is there to do in Richmond?
        Nightlife in Richmond & hotels?

Emporia (Virginia)

Rocky Mount (North Carolina)  (4 answers)

Fayetteville (North Carolina)  (7 answers)


What are some things to do in Myrtle Beach?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Broadway At the Beach  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Myrtle Beach. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Myrtle Beach?  (11 answers)

profile  marisa from Minnesota asked:
Things to do, see, and eat in Myrtle Beach  (4 answers)

profile  Bianca from Miami asked:
Romantic beach-front hotel  (2 answers)

profile  Cathy from Plymouth (Massachusetts) asked:
Looking for nice place to stay oceanfront w/ lazy river & on site cooking  (2 answers)

profile  Nicholas from Columbus asked:
I only have 4 days -- what should I do?  (2 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Myrtle Beach to Philadelphia drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach. Or get a full Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Philadelphia well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Philadelphia!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 575 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 57 minutes
Myrtle Beach is the same time as Philadelphia
122 Philadelphia travel answers
179 Washington, DC travel answers
4 Fredericksburg travel answers
14 Richmond travel answers
1 Emporia (Virginia) travel answer
4 Rocky Mount (North Carolina) travel answers
7 Fayetteville (North Carolina) travel answers
55 Myrtle Beach travel answers





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