12 days in North Carolina Itinerary

12 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Bryson City
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 4 nights
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Wilmington
— 3 nights
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Corolla
— 2 nights

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Carolina Outfitters. When in Bryson City, make a side trip to see Dry Falls in Highlands, approximately Highlands away. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Cherohala Skyway, try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and stop by Unique Gift Outlet.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bryson City tour itinerary tool.

Newark to Bryson City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Newark in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bryson City, with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Cherokee, Cherohala Skyway, Dry Falls, Carolina Outfitters
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River Rafting & Tubing
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Cherohala Skyway ©
Cherohala Skyway

4
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Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Grandfather Mountain. Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain) and Slick Rock Country Emporium (in Hendersonville). The adventure continues: cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville visit app.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. July in Asheville sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Slick Rock Country Emporium, Zipline
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Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Get in touch with nature at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex and Holden Beach. Explore Wilmington's surroundings by going to Oak Island Beach (in Oak Island) and Surf City (Topsail Island Trading Company & Topsail Island). And it doesn't end there: step aboard Battleship North Carolina, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broomtail Craft Brewery, and visit Historic District.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Wilmington driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Wilmington takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Wilmington, with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Surf City, Oak Island Beach, Holden Beach, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
Topsail Island ©
Topsail Island
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 25th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Carova Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach, trek along Currituck Banks Reserve, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Corolla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Corolla takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daily temperatures in Corolla can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Carova Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Currituck Banks Reserve ©
Currituck Banks Reserve

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