10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Wrightsville Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Valle Crucis
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Asheville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bryson City
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial and then view the masterpieces at The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery. Keep things going the next day: walk around Jockey's Ridge State Park, then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kill Devil Hills trip itinerary planner .

New York City to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. August in Kill Devil Hills sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wrightsville Beach.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Corolla, Jockey's Ridge State Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

1
night
Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach ©
Wrightsville Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for gifts at Cape Fear Spice Merchants, then learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Wrightsville Beach trip builder website .

Getting from Kill Devil Hills to Wrightsville Beach by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Valle Crucis.

Things to do in Wrightsville Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Wilmington
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Cape Fear Spice Merchants ©
Cape Fear Spice Merchants
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

1
day
Valle Crucis

Valle Crucis ©
Valle Crucis in an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, then do a tasting at Grandfather Vineyard & Winery, and then stop by Mast General Store.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Valle Crucis trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wrightsville Beach to Valle Crucis. In August, Valle Crucis is little chillier than Wrightsville Beach - with highs of 76°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Valle Crucis

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Grandfather Vineyard & Winery, Grandfather Mountain
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Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Grandfather Vineyard & Winery ©
Grandfather Vineyard & Winery
Mast General Store ©
Mast General Store

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Take a break from the city and head to Blue Ridge Parkway and Dry Falls. Head to New Morning Gallery and Philip DeAngelo Studiofor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain), Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards (in Hendersonville) and Cedar Hill Studio & Gallery (in Waynesville). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks, pause for some photo ops at Thomas Wolfe Memorial, and take in the exciting artwork at Woolworth Walk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Asheville road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Valle Crucis to Asheville takes 2 hours. Traveling from Valle Crucis in August, expect nights in Asheville to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, Dry Falls, Cedar Hill Studio & Gallery, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, DuPont State Recreational Forest
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New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest

2
nights
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 30th (Fri), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and then view the masterpieces at Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shops. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with The Bascom, take in the exciting artwork at It's By Nature, then view the masterpieces at Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, then take in the exciting artwork at The Cottage Craftsman, and finally shop like a local with Elizabeth Ellison Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bryson City day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bryson City are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Shopping Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Cherokee, Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shops, It's By Nature, The Bascom
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
It's By Nature ©
It's By Nature
Elizabeth Ellison Gallery ©
Elizabeth Ellison Gallery

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