10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Miami
+4
train + bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Bryson City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Valle Crucis
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Wrightsville Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Miami

2
nights
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 12th (Thu), stop by Unique Gift Outlet and then view the masterpieces at It's By Nature. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and then take in the exciting artwork at Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shops.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bryson City trip planner.

Miami to Bryson City is an approximately 6-hour combination of train, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Miami in September, expect nights in Bryson City to be colder, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Shopping Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Cherokee, Highlands, Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shops, It's By Nature, Barber Orchard Fruitstand
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River Rafting & Tubing
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
It's By Nature ©
It's By Nature

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get some cultural insight at New Morning Gallery and Ariel Gallery. For shopping fun, head to Blue Spiral 1 or Woolworth Walk. Step out of Asheville with an excursion to DuPont State Recreational Forest in Cedar Mountain--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Parkway, shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the exciting artwork at St.Claire Art.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Valle Crucis.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest

1
night
Valle Crucis

Valle Crucis ©
Valle Crucis in an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, then learn about winemaking at Grandfather Vineyard & Winery, and then stop by Mast General Store.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Valle Crucis day trip planning website .

You can drive from Asheville to Valle Crucis in 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Asheville in September: high temperatures in Valle Crucis hover around 72°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Wrightsville Beach.

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

1
day
Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach ©
Wrightsville Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. On the 19th (Thu), stop by Cape Fear Spice Merchants, learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Wrightsville Beach trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Valle Crucis to Wrightsville Beach. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Valle Crucis in September; daily highs in Wrightsville Beach reach 84°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kill Devil Hills.

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

2
nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, look for gifts at The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse and then kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kill Devil Hills trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Wrightsville Beach to Kill Devil Hills takes 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kill Devil Hills can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©

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