12 days in North Carolina Itinerary

12 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina itinerary planner
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Fly
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Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryson City
— 1 night
Fly
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Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly
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Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive
5
Morehead City
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Nags Head
— 2 nights
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Asheville — 2 nights

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Change things up with a short trip to Zipline in Lake Lure (about 58 minutes away). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at The North Carolina Arboretum. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Asheville trip itinerary maker website.

Birmingham, UK to Asheville is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. In June, Asheville is somewhat warmer than Birmingham - with highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bryson City.
Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

Bryson City — 1 night

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryson City route planner.

Getting from Asheville to Bryson City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Charlotte.
Adventure · Casinos · Fun & Games · Tours
Side Trip

Charlotte — 1 night

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 14th (Tue), go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, find something for the whole family at Carowinds, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlotte travel route planning site.

Fly from Bryson City to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, Charlotte is somewhat warmer than Bryson City - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Wilmington.
Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Tours

Wilmington — 1 night

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then step aboard Battleship North Carolina, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Wilmington itinerary maker app.

Getting from Charlotte to Wilmington by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Wilmington are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Morehead City.
Fun & Games · Spas

Morehead City — 2 nights

Morehead City is a port town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. On the 16th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Macon State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cape Lookout National Seashore and then see the interesting displays at North Carolina Maritime Museum.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Morehead City trip planner.

Getting from Wilmington to Morehead City by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Wilmington in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Morehead City: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hatteras Island.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips

Hatteras Island — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Frisco Beach, and then see what you can catch with Godspeed Charters.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hatteras Island attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Morehead City to Hatteras Island in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nags Head.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Nags Head — 2 nights

Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Wright Brothers National Memorial and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Ghost Crab Quest, take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nags Head trip builder website.

Getting from Hatteras Island to Nags Head by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.