10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip planner

Make it your trip
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Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Blowing Rock
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive
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Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
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Bryson City

— 1 night
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Oconaluftee Indian Village, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Carolina Outfitters, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get outside with Nantahala on the Fly.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bryson City itinerary planner.

New York City to Bryson City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bryson City, with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Venture out of the city with trips to Elijah Mountain Gem Mine (in Hendersonville) and Lake Lure (Zipline & Lake Lure Flowering Bridge). The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip itinerary app.

Getting from Bryson City to Asheville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Asheville are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Adventure

Side Trips

Blowing Rock

— 2 nights
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. On the 18th (Sun), ride a horse along Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, then identify plant and animal life at Grandfather Mountain, and then immerse yourself in nature at Julian Price Memorial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): go deep underground at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, then get a dose of the wild on High Mountain Expeditions, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Blowing Rock trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Asheville to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Asheville in July, plan for slightly colder days in Blowing Rock, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Wilmington.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 1 night
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 20th (Tue), step aboard Battleship North Carolina, then stop by Cape Fear Spice Merchants, and then kick back and relax at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Wilmington travel website.

Traveling by flight from Blowing Rock to Wilmington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Blowing Rock in July, things will get a bit warmer in Wilmington: highs are around 89°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Wilmington

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Kill Devil Hills

— 2 nights
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 21st (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial.

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Kill Devil Hills journey maker app.

Drive from Wilmington to Kill Devil Hills in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Kill Devil Hills are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.