7 days in North Carolina & Virginia Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina & Virginia Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina & Virginia Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  11​h 15​min
2
Ocracoke
— 1 day
ferry + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City


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1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 4th (Tue), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bryson City sightseeing planner .

New York City to Bryson City is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, Bryson City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Bryson City

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Side Trips

Dillsboro, Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Country Traditions ©
Country Traditions
Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shops ©

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 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Ocracoke Beach Fires, stop by Books to Be Red, then take in the exciting artwork at Over the Moon, and finally stroll through Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ocracoke trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bryson City to Ocracoke in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Bryson City in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 71°F in Ocracoke. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Books to Be Red ©
Books to Be Red
Over the Moon ©
Over the Moon

1
day
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): kick back and relax at Sandbridge Beach, then look for gifts at The Shops At Hilltop, and then kick back and relax at Virginia Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Virginia Beach journey planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Virginia Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Virginia Beach ©
Virginia Beach
Sandbridge Beach ©
Sandbridge Beach
The Shops At Hilltop ©
The Shops At Hilltop

1
night
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
On the 8th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Williamsburg trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chincoteague Island.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Theme Parks
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg

2
nights
Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island ©
Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at MamerSass, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then view the masterpieces at Tryfan Gallery.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chincoteague Island sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Chincoteague Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Williamsburg, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Chincoteague Island, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Chincoteague Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
MamerSass ©
MamerSass

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