8 days in Ocracoke & New Bern Itinerary

8 days in Ocracoke & New Bern Itinerary

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8 days in Ocracoke & New Bern Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Drive + ferry:  12​h 45​min
1
Ocracoke
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
New Bern
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh

2
nights
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 30th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, take some stellar pictures from Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, then visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Ocracoke Preservation Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, and then kick back and relax at Ocracoke Beach Fires.

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Pittsburgh to Ocracoke is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In September, Ocracoke is a bit warmer than Pittsburgh - with highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to New Bern.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery

5
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: Fort Macon State Park (in Atlantic Beach), North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (in Pine Knoll Shores) and Beaufort (North Carolina Maritime Museum, Island Express Ferry Service, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, identify plant and animal life at Cape Lookout National Seashore, stroll around New Bern Historical Society Civil War Battlefield Park, and make a trip to Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New Bern trip planner .

You can drive from Ocracoke to New Bern in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Ocracoke in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in New Bern, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Bern

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Beaufort, Jacksonville, Topsail Island, Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
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Island Express Ferry Service ©
Island Express Ferry Service
Fort Macon State Park ©
Fort Macon State Park

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