11 days in Virginia & North Carolina Itinerary

11 days in Virginia & North Carolina Itinerary

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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Bryson City
— 2 nights
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Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
5
Charlotte
— 3 nights

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Charlottesville

Charlottesville ©

Hoo-Ville

Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of University of Virginia, steep yourself in history at James Monroe's Highland, then look for gifts at Michie Tavern ca. 1784, and finally stroll through Monticello.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Charlottesville road trip app.

Philadelphia to Charlottesville is an approximately 5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nightlife
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Monticello ©
Monticello
James Monroe's Highland ©
James Monroe's Highland
Michie Tavern ca. 1784 ©
Michie Tavern ca. 1784

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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 24th (Wed), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, shop like a local with American Folk Art & Framing, then shop like a local with New Morning Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Woolworth Walk. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, view the masterpieces at Philip DeAngelo Studio, then wander the streets of River Arts District, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville road trip app.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Asheville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Asheville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
Zipline
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum

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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 26th (Fri), examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet, and then take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School, steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryson City sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. In July in Bryson City, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Bryson City

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin

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Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, view the masterpieces at The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kill Devil Hills online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Bryson City to Kill Devil Hills by combination of car and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Bryson City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kill Devil Hills, with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 30th (Tue), stroll through Kings Mountain National Military Park. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Carolina Raptor Center, then get some fabulous bargains at Concord Mills, then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, and finally identify plant and animal life at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve.

Before you visit Charlotte, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Kill Devil Hills to Charlotte in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kings Mountain National Military Park ©
Kings Mountain National Military Park
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Carolina Raptor Center ©
Carolina Raptor Center

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