12 days in Ocracoke, Corolla & Asheville Itinerary

12 days in Ocracoke, Corolla & Asheville Itinerary

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12 days in Ocracoke, Corolla & Asheville Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Drive + ferry:  10​h 30​min
1
Ocracoke
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Asheville
— 7 nights
End: Asheville

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): hike along Hammock Hills Nature Trails and then look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): stop by Styron's General Store, explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetery, then see a world frozen in time at Portsmouth Village, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Ocracoke itinerary planner.

Asheville to Ocracoke is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Asheville in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 61°F in Ocracoke. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Springers Point ©
Springers Point

2
nights
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Arts of the Albemarle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carova Beach. Keep things going the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, do a tasting at Sanctuary Vineyards, and then take a stroll through Scarborough Lane Shoppes.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Corolla sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Corolla in 5.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Corolla when traveling from Ocracoke in October, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Corolla

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Arts of the Albemarle, Sanctuary Vineyards, Carova Beach, Scarborough Lane Shoppes
Highlights from your plan
Sanctuary Vineyards ©
Sanctuary Vineyards
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Arts of the Albemarle ©
Arts of the Albemarle

7
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Visit Biltmore Estate and Grovewood Village for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dry Falls and Spas & Wellness. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Wheels Through Time Transportation (in Maggie Valley), Museum of the Cherokee Indian (in Cherokee) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Roaring Fork, & more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, take in the dramatic scenery at Tuckaleechee Caverns, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Asheville travel planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Corolla to Asheville in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Corolla in October, Asheville is little chillier at night with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tuckaleechee Caverns, Mount Mitchell State Park, Sugarland Cellars, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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