9 days in Baton Rouge, North Carolina & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

9 days in Baton Rouge, North Carolina & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

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9 days in Baton Rouge, North Carolina & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

Start: Lafayette
bus:  1​h
1
Baton Rouge
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
2
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
5
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Beaufort
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Lafayette

1
day
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, then identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger Habitat, then see the interesting displays at USS Kidd, and finally get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Welcome Center.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Baton Rouge trip itinerary planner .

Lafayette to Baton Rouge is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive. In July, daytime highs in Baton Rouge are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bryson City.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums Parks Wildlife
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USS Kidd ©
USS Kidd
Louisiana's Old State Capitol ©
Louisiana's Old State Capitol
State Capitol Welcome Center ©
State Capitol Welcome Center

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 28th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, walk around Oconaluftee Islands Park, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryson City trip maker .

Do a combination of flight and car from Baton Rouge to Bryson City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Baton Rouge to Bryson City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Bryson City is slightly colder than Baton Rouge - with highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Oconaluftee Islands Park ©
Oconaluftee Islands Park
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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You can drive from Bryson City to Asheville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Zipline, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, then get your game on at Escape Kings, and then browse the collection at Billy Graham Library.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Charlotte vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Charlotte takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Asheville in July, you will find days in Charlotte are somewhat warmer (90°F), and nights are about the same (70°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Fun & Games
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Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame

3
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Explore Myrtle Beach's surroundings by going to Murrells Inlet (Lazy Gator & Brookgreen Gardens). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach, experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing, and enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Myrtle Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, Barefoot Landing
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Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach ©
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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night
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Macon State Park, and then stop by Island Express Ferry Service.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Beaufort online trip builder .

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Beaufort in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Fort Macon State Park
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Island Express Ferry Service ©
Island Express Ferry Service
Fort Macon State Park ©
Fort Macon State Park

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