7 days in North Carolina & New Jersey Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina & New Jersey Itinerary

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Start: Durham
Drive:  4 h 15 min
1
Lake Lure
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
2
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Highlands
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 15 min
4
Cape May
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
5
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Durham

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Lake Lure

Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. On the 1st (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lake Lure trip builder.

Durham to Lake Lure is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Lake Lure

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Zipline

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryson City online journey builder.

You can drive from Lake Lure to Bryson City in 2 hours. Traveling from Lake Lure in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bryson City, with lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Highlands.

Things to do in Bryson City

Adventure Fun & Games Tours

Side Trip

Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. On the 3rd (Mon), admire the sheer force of Dry Falls.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Highlands route app.

Getting from Bryson City to Highlands by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Highlands can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape May.

Things to do in Highlands

Nature Parks
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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls

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Cape May

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): kick back and relax at North Wildwood Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildwood Beach, thenstop by Kona Surf Co., and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse and then kick back and relax at Cape May City Beaches.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cape May trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Highlands to Cape May takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, daytime highs in Cape May are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wildwood, North Wildwood Beach
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Cape May City Beaches ©
Cape May City Beaches
Cape May Lighthouse ©
Cape May Lighthouse

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Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kill Devil Hills tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Cape May to Kill Devil Hills in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Cape May in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 72°F in Kill Devil Hills. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corolla, Nags Head, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Off-Road Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

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