7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Beaufort
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ocracoke
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Corolla
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryson City trip itinerary 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. Expect little chillier evenings in Bryson City when traveling from New York City in June, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Carolina Outfitters, Cherohala Skyway
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cherohala Skyway ©
Cherohala Skyway

1
night
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Shackleford Banks, look for gifts at The Artestry Hideaway, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Lookout National Seashore. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hammocks Beach State Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Beaufort trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bryson City to Beaufort takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Bryson City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Beaufort, with lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Beaufort

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Harkers Island, Hammocks Beach State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Shackleford Banks ©
Shackleford Banks
Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Hammocks Beach State Park ©
Hammocks Beach State Park

1
night
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 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point, and then contemplate the long history of British Cemetery.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ocracoke tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Beaufort to Ocracoke in 3.5 hours. June in Ocracoke sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Beaches Wildlife
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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Springers Point ©
Springers Point
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery

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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get active on the water at Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Carova Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Currituck Banks Reserve. On your second day here, examine the collection at Whalehead Club, look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Corolla vacation planner.

Getting from Ocracoke to Corolla by combination of ferry and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Carova Beach
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach

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