11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Beverly
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  10​h
3
Ocracoke
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
New Bern
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
End: Beverly

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 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Oconaluftee Indian Village.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bryson City attractions site .

Beverly to Bryson City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, daily temperatures in Bryson City can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Oconaluftee Indian Village ©
Oconaluftee Indian Village
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Blue Spiral 1, shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Biltmore Village, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with New Morning Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): view the masterpieces at St.Claire Art, then wander the streets of River Arts District, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Woolworth Walk.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Asheville trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Bryson City to Asheville in 1.5 hours. August in Asheville sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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River Arts District ©
River Arts District
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery

1
day
Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point, visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ocracoke day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Asheville to Ocracoke takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ocracoke when traveling from Asheville in August, with lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Springers Point ©
Springers Point
Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse

1
night
Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Frisco Beach, then view the masterpieces at Blue Pelican Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Harbor House Seafood Market.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Hatteras Island travel route builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ocracoke to Hatteras Island takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hatteras Island are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Frisco Beach ©
Frisco Beach
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Harbor House Seafood Market ©
Harbor House Seafood Market

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, admire the majestic nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Life on a Sandbar. On the next day, kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nags Head travel route planner.

Getting from Hatteras Island to Nags Head by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nags Head are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to New Bern.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Wright Brothers National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

3
nights
New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. On the 12th (Mon), meet the residents at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Macon State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by Mitchell Hardware.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New Bern road trip site .

You can drive from Nags Head to New Bern in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in New Bern are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Bern

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Scuba & Snorkeling, Fort Macon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Macon State Park ©
Fort Macon State Park

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