13 days in North Carolina & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

13 days in North Carolina & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

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Fly to Knoxville, Drive to Bryson City
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Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive
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Pisgah Forest
— 1 night
Fly
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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Burlington
— 1 night
Drive
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Harkers Island
— 1 day
Drive
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Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive
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Nags Head
— 3 nights
Fly

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Bryson City

— 1 night
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 19th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Oconaluftee Indian Village.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bryson City vacation app.

Minneapolis to Bryson City is an approximately 6.5-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. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pisgah Forest

— 1 night
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, then admire the sheer force of Looking Glass Falls, and then take a peaceful walk through DuPont State Recreational Forest.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pisgah Forest online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Pisgah Forest takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Myrtle Beach

— 3 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Get some cultural insight at Broadway at the Beach and Warbird Park. Get in touch with nature at Myrtle Beach and Litchfield Beach. Step out of Myrtle Beach with an excursion to Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Alligator Adventure, stop by Lazy Gator, and experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Pisgah Forest to Myrtle Beach in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Pisgah Forest in July, Myrtle Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Burlington

— 1 night
Burlington is a city in Alamance County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Children's Museum of Alamance County, take in the exciting artwork at Alamance Arts, look for all kinds of wild species at Conservators Center, then see the interesting displays at Mebane Train Display, and finally browse for treasures at The Curious Peddler.

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Drive from Myrtle Beach to Burlington in 4 hours. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Burlington, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Harkers Island.

Things to do in Burlington

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Harkers Island

— 1 day
Harkers Island is a census-designated place (CDP) in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Lookout Lighthouse, then engage your brain at Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Lookout National Seashore.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Harkers Island journey planner.

Getting from Burlington to Harkers Island by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Harkers Island

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Kill Devil Hills

— 1 night
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then take a leisurely stroll along Duck Town Boardwalk. On your second day here, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club, and finally view the masterpieces at The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kill Devil Hills, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Harkers Island to Kill Devil Hills by car takes about 4 hours. July in Kill Devil Hills sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nags Head

— 3 nights
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
On the 29th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, stroll through Coquina Beach, and then kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: 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 find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nags Head online trip builder.

Nags Head is just a stone's throw from Kill Devil Hills. In July in Nags Head, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.