15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
New Bern
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Frisco, Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Asheville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Linville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Concord
— Few hours
Fly:  15​h
Amsterdam

1
day
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Wilmington is a port city and the county seat of New Hanover County in coastal southeastern North Carolina, United States. On the 23rd (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Battleship NORTH CAROLINA.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Wilmington vacation planning app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Wilmington is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: high temperatures in Wilmington hover around 38°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to New Bern.

Things to do in Wilmington

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Brunswick County Jail Museum, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, Oak Island Beaches
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Oak Island Beaches
Oak Island Beaches
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA ©
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

1
day
New Bern

New Bern
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at New Bern Firemen's Museum, browse the exhibits of North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace, look for gifts at Mitchell Hardware, then shop like a local with Birthplace of Pepsi Cola, and finally indulge your taste buds at Bear City Fudge Company.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New Bern trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Wilmington to New Bern takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in New Bern, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in New Bern

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Birthplace of Pepsi Cola
Birthplace of Pepsi Cola
Mitchell Hardware
Mitchell Hardware
New Bern Firemen's Museum ©
New Bern Firemen's Museum

2
days
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Nags Head is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get your game on at Life On A Sandbar, explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Monument to a Century of Flight. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by The Cotton Gin, then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nags Head vacation planner.

Traveling by car from New Bern to Nags Head takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Frisco.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Monument to a Century of Flight, The Cotton Gin, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Wright Brothers National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

2
days
Frisco, Hatteras Island

Frisco ©
Frisco is a small unincorporated community on the barrier island of Hatteras Island, between the villages of Buxton and Hatteras. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): stroll through Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Frisco trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Nags Head to Frisco takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Frisco can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Bryson City.

Things to do in Frisco

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Buxton, Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Haulover ©
Haulover
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

1
day
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 31st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, try your luck at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryson City sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Frisco to Bryson City. Traveling from Frisco in July, Bryson City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

3
days
Asheville

Asheville
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get outdoors at Blueridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock), Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium (in Hendersonville) and DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Biltmore Estate, appreciate the history behind Vance Monument, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Bryson City to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Linville.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Blueridge Parkway, Chimney Rock State Park, Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Chimney Rock State Park
Chimney Rock State Park
Blueridge Parkway
Blueridge Parkway
Biltmore Estate ©
Biltmore Estate

1
day
Linville

Linville
Linville is a community centered just south of the US 221 and NC 105 intersection in Avery County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stop by Mast General Store, admire all the interesting features of Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Linville journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Linville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, Linville is slightly colder than Asheville - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Concord.

Things to do in Linville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mast General Store, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Grandfather Mountain
Grandfather Mountain
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
Mast General Store ©
Mast General Store

1
day
Concord

Concord
Concord is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a splash at Great Wolf Lodge Concord and then buy something for everyone on your list at Concord Mills.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Concord online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Linville to Concord by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Linville in August, expect Concord to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Concord

Theme Parks Shopping Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Great Wolf Lodge Concord
Great Wolf Lodge Concord
Concord Mills ©
Concord Mills

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