6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Belleville
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Ocracoke
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Nags Head
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Bryson City
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
End: Belleville

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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 16th (Tue): stroll through Ocracoke Beach Fires, then enjoy the sea views from Ocracoke Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ocracoke online holiday planner .

Belleville to Ocracoke is an approximately 18-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Belleville to Ocracoke, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belleville in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 75°F in Ocracoke. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse

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Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Frisco Beach, and then stroll through Haulover.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hatteras Island trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Ocracoke to Hatteras Island in 2 hours. July in Hatteras Island sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nags Head.

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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Haulover ©
Haulover

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 18th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, admire the majestic nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nags Head trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Nags Head takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Bryson City.

Things to do in Nags Head

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Side Trips

Corolla, Parasailing & Paragliding, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

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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 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pincu Pottery.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bryson City online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Nags Head to Bryson City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Nags Head in July, Bryson City is little chillier at night with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

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River Rafting & Tubing
Pincu Pottery ©
Pincu Pottery
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

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