10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Dayton
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Asheville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Wilmington
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Beaufort
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Ocracoke
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Corolla
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h
End: Dayton

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Grovewood Village. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, then steep yourself in history at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, and then take in the views from Lake Lure Flowering Bridge.

To find out how to plan a trip to Asheville, use our trip itinerary maker.

Dayton to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, Mount Mitchell State Park
Highlights from your plan
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village
Mount Mitchell State Park ©
Mount Mitchell State Park

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): wander the streets of Downtown Wilmington, enjoy the sea views from Oak Island Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Island Beach. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Bellamy Mansion, steep yourself in history at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, then learn about all things military at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, and finally take in the waterfront at Kure Beach Pier.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Wilmington sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Wilmington takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Wilmington, with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kure Beach, Oak Island
Highlights from your plan
Fort Fisher State Historic Site ©
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Bellamy Mansion ©
Bellamy Mansion
Oak Island Lighthouse ©
Oak Island Lighthouse

1
night
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground, then head off the coast to Shackleford Banks, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Beaufort itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Wilmington to Beaufort in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Wilmington in June: highs in Beaufort hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Beaufort

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Shackleford Banks, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Shackleford Banks ©
Shackleford Banks
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. On the 27th (Thu), stroll the grounds of British Cemetery, stroll through Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, then contemplate the long history of Fort Ocracoke Monument, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ocracoke trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Ocracoke takes 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ocracoke are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Springers Point ©
Springers Point

2
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo City Exhibit. On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, and then kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Manteo attractions planner.

Drive from Ocracoke to Manteo in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Manteo are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Rodanthe
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Corolla Wild Horse Fund Museum and Stpre, then steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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Drive from Manteo to Corolla in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Corolla are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Museums Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Whalehead Club ©
Whalehead Club
Parasailing & Paragliding

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