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Mouth of Wilson
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Nantahala Township
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Emerald Isle
— 1 night
— 2 nights


Mouth of Wilson — 2 nights

Mouth of Wilson is an unincorporated community, in Grayson County in the U.S. state of Virginia, just north of the North Carolina state line. Explore Mouth of Wilson's surroundings by going to Roaring Gap (Olde Beau Resort and Golf Club, Stone Mountain State Park, &more) and West Jefferson (Ashe County Cheese & Saint Mary's Episcopal Church). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Grayson Highlands State Park, relax in the rural setting at Landmark Farm Alpacas, view the masterpieces at CatchLight Gallery, and take in the awesome beauty at Whitetop Mountain.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mouth of Wilson attractions planner.

Newark to Mouth of Wilson is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also drive. While traveling from Newark, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mouth of Wilson, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Asheville.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Asheville — 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Go for a jaunt from Asheville to Chimney Rock to see Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Parkway, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mouth of Wilson to Asheville. When traveling from Mouth of Wilson in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Asheville, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nantahala Township.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
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Nantahala Township — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): experience rural life at Otter Creek Trout Farm, identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove, and then take a peaceful walk through Nantahala National Forest. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Wishon's Fishing Hole and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nantahala Township trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Asheville to Nantahala Township. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Charleston.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure
Side Trips

Charleston — 1 night

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Battery & White Point Gardens, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

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Explore your travel options from Nantahala Township to Charleston with the Route module. Traveling from Nantahala Township in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 70°F in Charleston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Emerald Isle.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Emerald Isle — 1 night

Emerald Isle is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. On the 26th (Mon), look for gifts at Candy Edventure and then take in the waterfront at Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Emerald Isle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Emerald Isle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Emerald Isle sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Corolla.
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Corolla — 2 nights

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, then see Off-Road Tours, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, kick back and relax at Currituck Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Corolla driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Emerald Isle to Corolla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September in Corolla, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.