13 days in North Carolina & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

13 days in North Carolina & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

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13 days in North Carolina & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pisgah Forest
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Burlington
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Harkers Island
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
7
Nags Head
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Oconaluftee Indian Village.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bryson City tour itinerary planning app .

Minneapolis to Bryson City is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Bryson City. In July in Bryson City, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pisgah Forest.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Oconaluftee Indian Village, Carolina Outfitters
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Oconaluftee Indian Village ©
Oconaluftee Indian Village

1
night
Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest ©
Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Cradle of Forestry, take in the dramatic scenery at Looking Glass Falls, and then delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest.

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Traveling by car from Bryson City to Pisgah Forest takes 2 hours. In July in Pisgah Forest, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

DuPont State Recreational Forest
Highlights from your plan
Looking Glass Falls ©
Looking Glass Falls

3
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Take a break from the city and head to Myrtle Beach and Litchfield Beach. For shopping fun, head to Broadway at the Beach or Lazy Gator. Change things up with a short trip to Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, gain insight at Alligator Adventure, experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, and see the interesting displays at Warbird Park.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Pisgah Forest to Myrtle Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pisgah Forest in July since evenings lows in Myrtle Beach dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, Alligator Adventure, Litchfield Beach
Highlights from your plan
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens

1
night
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is a city in Alamance County in the U.S. On the 25th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Children's Museum of Alamance County, take in the exciting artwork at Alamance Arts, identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center, then examine the collection at Mebane Train Display, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Curious Peddler.

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You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Burlington in 4 hours. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Burlington, with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Harkers Island.

Things to do in Burlington

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Graham, Mebane
Highlights from your plan
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Children's Museum of Alamance County ©
The Curious Peddler ©
The Curious Peddler

1
day
Harkers Island

Harkers Island ©
Harkers Island is a census-designated place (CDP) in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Cape Lookout Lighthouse, then get engrossed in the history at Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Lookout National Seashore.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Harkers Island visit planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Burlington to Harkers Island. In July, daytime highs in Harkers Island are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Harkers Island

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore

1
night
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 27th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, and finally look for gifts at The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery.

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Explore your travel options from Harkers Island to Kill Devil Hills with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Kill Devil Hills are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Corolla, Duck
Highlights from your plan
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©

3
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coquina Beach, and then kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Nags Head trip tool .

Nags Head is very close to Kill Devil Hills. July in Nags Head sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Manteo, Coquina Beach, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Coquina Beach ©
Coquina Beach

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