8 days in Miami & North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in Miami & North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Miami
— 3 nights
2
Highlands
— 1 night
3
Bryson City
— 1 night
4
Lake Lure
— 1 night
5
Duck
— 1 night

3
nights
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Everglades National Park (Pineland Trail, Gumbo Limbo Trail, &more) and Key Largo (Island Dolphin Care & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's much more to do: make a trip to Bayside Marketplace, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, take a stroll through Collins Avenue, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln Road.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Miami trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Miami. In August in Miami, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Highlands.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami Beach, Key Largo
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Scuba & Snorkeling
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

1
night
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at The Bascom, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Highlands trip planner.

You can fly from Miami to Highlands in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Miami in August, expect Highlands to be little chillier, temps between 82°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Highlands

Nature · Parks · Museums
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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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 7th (Fri): get outside with Nantahala on the Fly and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Bryson City online day trip planner.

You can drive from Highlands to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bryson City are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Lake Lure.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Nantahala on the Fly ©
Nantahala on the Fly

1
night
Lake Lure

Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at Broad River Gems & Mining Co., then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then go deep underground at The Gem Mine.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lake Lure sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Bryson City to Lake Lure in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Duck.

Things to do in Lake Lure

Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Broad River Gems & Mining Co.
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Zipline
The Gem Mine ©
The Gem Mine

1
night
Duck

Duck is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see Off-Road Tours, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Duck trip itinerary app.

Fly from Lake Lure to Duck in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Lake Lure in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Duck, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Duck

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Corolla
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Off-Road Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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