10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Boise
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Highlands
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Asheville
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Kill Devil Hills
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Boise

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night
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Highlands travel app .

Boise to Highlands is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Boise to Highlands. October in Highlands sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Highlands

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Whiteside Mountain
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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Whiteside Mountain ©
Whiteside Mountain

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 12th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians at Bryson City, then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bryson City journey planner .

Traveling by car from Highlands to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. In October in Bryson City, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee
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nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley) and Zipline (in Lake Lure). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Biltmore, view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Asheville journey maker .

You can drive from Bryson City to Asheville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Zipline
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

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night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at Battle House, then take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and finally look for gifts at Old Books on Front Street.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wilmington travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Wilmington takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Asheville in October; daily highs in Wilmington reach 77°F and lows reach 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games Shopping
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Battle House ©
Battle House
Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

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nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kill Devil Hills: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (in Buxton), Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum (in Rodanthe) and Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum (in Corolla). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk, sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling, and take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kill Devil Hills route planning site .

You can drive from Wilmington to Kill Devil Hills in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Wilmington in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kill Devil Hills: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Nags Head, Duck Town Boardwalk, Outer Banks Distilling, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum
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Outer Banks Distilling ©
Outer Banks Distilling
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial

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