8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
1
Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
New Bern
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Emerald Isle
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Beaufort
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Pittsburgh

3
nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Venture out of the city with trips to Flight 93 Memorial Chapel (in Stonycreek Township), Flight 93 National Memorial (in Stoystown) and Fallingwater (in Mill Run). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, learn more about the world around you at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Pittsburgh. September in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Bern.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fallingwater, Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, Flight 93 National Memorial, Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum"
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Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

1
night
New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Foscue Plantation, walk around Creekside Park, then get engrossed in the history at North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the New Bern route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to New Bern takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Pittsburgh in October, expect New Bern to be somewhat warmer, temps between 77°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Emerald Isle.

Things to do in New Bern

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Foscue Plantation
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Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola ©
Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola
Foscue Plantation ©
Foscue Plantation

1
night
Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle ©
Emerald Isle is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, take in the waterfront at Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier, then look for gifts at The Sweet Spot, and finally kick back and relax at The Point.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Emerald Isle day trip tool .

Traveling by car from New Bern to Emerald Isle takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Emerald Isle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
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Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier ©
Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier
The Sweet Spot ©
The Sweet Spot

2
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Fort Macon State Park, examine the collection at North Carolina Maritime Museum, and then stop by Island Express Ferry Service. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground, look for gifts at The Artestry Hideaway, and then identify plant and animal life at Cape Lookout National Seashore.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Beaufort online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Emerald Isle to Beaufort takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Cape Lookout National Seashore, Fort Macon State Park
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Island Express Ferry Service ©
Island Express Ferry Service
Fort Macon State Park ©
Fort Macon State Park
North Carolina Maritime Museum ©
North Carolina Maritime Museum

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