11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Tallahassee
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Linville
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
New Bern
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Tallahassee

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at The Cottage Craftsman and then view the masterpieces at Elizabeth Ellison Gallery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryson City trip planner.

Tallahassee to Bryson City is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Tallahassee in March, things will get little chillier in Bryson City: highs are around 59°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors Shopping Adventure

Side Trip

Cherokee
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Elizabeth Ellison Gallery ©
Elizabeth Ellison Gallery
The Cottage Craftsman ©
The Cottage Craftsman

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get in touch with nature at DuPont State Recreational Forest and The North Carolina Arboretum. Shop till you drop at New Morning Gallery and Philip DeAngelo Studio. Step out of Asheville to go to Chimney Rock and see Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with St.Claire Art, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, wander the streets of Biltmore Village, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Bryson City to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In March in Asheville, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Linville.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

1
night
Linville

Linville ©
Linville is a community centered just south of the US 221 and NC 105 intersection in Avery County, North Carolina. On the 19th (Tue), deepen your understanding at Crossnore Weavers and Gallery, then take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, then explore and take pictures at Rough Ridge Lookout, and finally look for gifts at Mast General Store.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Linville road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Linville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Asheville, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Linville, ranging from highs of 50°F to lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Linville

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mast General Store, Crossnore Weavers and Gallery
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Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Crossnore Weavers and Gallery ©
Crossnore Weavers and Gallery
Mast General Store ©
Mast General Store

1
night
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 20th (Wed): learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina, then browse the fresh offerings at Motts Channel Seafood, and then kick back and relax at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Island Beach, view the masterpieces at Franklin Square Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church, then stop by Old Books on Front Street, and finally explore the world behind art at Expo 216.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Wilmington trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Linville to Wilmington takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Linville in March, with highs in Wilmington at 65°F and lows at 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to New Bern.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wrightsville Beach, Southport, Oak Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Expo 216 ©
Expo 216
Franklin Square Gallery ©
Franklin Square Gallery

1
night
New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Fine Art at Baxters, stop by Mitchell Hardware, then explore the galleries of North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at New Berne Antiques and Collectibles.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Bern trip maker app .

Drive from Wilmington to New Bern in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in New Bern

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Fine Art at Baxters ©
Fine Art at Baxters
Mitchell Hardware ©
Mitchell Hardware

2
nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 23rd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and then view the masterpieces at Seaside Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, view the masterpieces at The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery, then choose your vessel at Ocean Atlantic Rentals, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kill Devil Hills road trip planning app .

You can drive from New Bern to Kill Devil Hills in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from New Bern in March, you will find days in Kill Devil Hills are little chillier (55°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Nags Head, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

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