7 days in New Bern & Beaufort Itinerary

7 days in New Bern & Beaufort Itinerary

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7 days in New Bern & Beaufort Itinerary

Start: New Bern
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New Bern
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
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Beaufort
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: New Bern

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nights
New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes New Bern Tours & Convention. Venture out of the city with trips to Ocracoke Lighthouse (in Ocracoke), Fort Macon State Park (in Atlantic Beach) and Beaufort (Island Express Ferry Service & North Carolina Maritime Museum). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, get engrossed in the history at New Bern Academy Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, and examine the collection at New Bern Fireman's Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New Bern day trip planning app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New Bern. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in New Bern

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beaufort, North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Ocracoke Lighthouse, Fort Macon State Park, Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC
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Island Express Ferry Service ©
Island Express Ferry Service
North Carolina Maritime Museum ©
North Carolina Maritime Museum

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nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stop by Island Express Ferry Service, then see the interesting displays at North Carolina Maritime Museum, and then make a trip to Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Fort Ocracoke Monument, visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Macon State Park.

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Traveling by car from New Bern to Beaufort takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Transportation Tours

Side Trips

Ocracoke, North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Fort Macon State Park, Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC
Highlights from your plan
Island Express Ferry Service ©
Island Express Ferry Service
North Carolina Maritime Museum ©
North Carolina Maritime Museum
Fort Macon State Park ©
Fort Macon State Park

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