13 days in Raleigh, Pawleys Island & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

13 days in Raleigh, Pawleys Island & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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Raleigh
— 5 nights
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Pawleys Island
— 3 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
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Raleigh

— 5 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Neuse River Trail and Pullen Park. There's still lots to do: engage your brain at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, identify plant and animal life at Umstead State Park, contemplate the long history of Historic Yates Mill County Park, and walk around Lake Johnson Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Raleigh trip planner.

Saint Joseph to Raleigh is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Saint Joseph to Raleigh, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pawleys Island.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Pawleys Island

— 3 nights
Pawleys Island is a town in Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States, and the Atlantic coast barrier island on which the town is located.Pawleys Island population was 103 at the 2010 census, down from 138 in 2000. The South Carolina Maritime Museum has been added to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Litchfield Beach and Atalaya. Spend the 28th (Sun) browsing for gifts at The Hammock Shops Village. There's more to do: browse the exhibits of Brookgreen Gardens and immerse yourself in nature at Huntington Beach State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pawleys Island travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Pawleys Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of train and car. In July in Pawleys Island, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Pawleys Island

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Beaches

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Pigeon Forge

— 4 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kids will enjoy Dollywood and Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge, take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip site.

You can drive from Pawleys Island to Pigeon Forge in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In July, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. You'll set off for home on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure