8 days in Beaufort & New Bern Itinerary

8 days in Beaufort & New Bern Itinerary

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8 days in Beaufort & New Bern Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Beaufort
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
New Bern
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh

4
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Beaufort: Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier (in Emerald Isle) and Harkers Island (Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, Cape Lookout Lighthouse, & more). Next up on the itinerary: visit Island Express Ferry Service, get outside with Beaufort Paddle, examine the collection at North Carolina Maritime Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Macon State Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Beaufort trip planner .

Pittsburgh to Beaufort is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in September; daily highs in Beaufort reach 82°F and lows reach 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to New Bern.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Harkers Island, North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier, Fort Macon State Park
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Island Express Ferry Service ©
Island Express Ferry Service
North Carolina Maritime Museum ©
North Carolina Maritime Museum
Fort Macon State Park ©
Fort Macon State Park

3
nights
New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Bern: Topsail Island (in Surf City) and Room Escape Games (in Jacksonville). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, view the masterpieces at Fine Art at Baxters, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewery99, and stroll around New Bern Historical Society Civil War Battlefield Park.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New Bern trip planner .

Drive from Beaufort to New Bern in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in New Bern are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Bern

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Room Escape Games, Topsail Island
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Topsail Island ©
Topsail Island
Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola ©
Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola

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