13 days in Orlando & North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner
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— 6 nights
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Manteo
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Hendersonville
— 3 nights
Drive to Asheville Regional Airport, Fly to Rio de Janeiro


Orlando — 6 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

Pack the 6th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 4th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, discover the magic at Epcot, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and experience the excitement of Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Orlando attractions planning app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Orlando is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Orlando is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 37°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Manteo.
Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Manteo, Roanoke Island — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): walk around Dowdy Park, stop by Gulf Stream Gifts, then take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, and finally sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, then make a trip to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Paradise Dolphin Cruises.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Manteo driving holiday tool.

Do a combination of flight and car from Orlando to Manteo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Orlando in September, expect Manteo to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Corolla.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Corolla — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, browse the exhibits of Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and then see Off-Road Tours.

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Traveling by car from Manteo to Corolla takes 1.5 hours. In September in Corolla, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Hendersonville.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums
Side Trip

Hendersonville — 3 nights

Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): experience rural life at Flying Cloud Farm, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Goat Farm, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Flat Rock Cider Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your bearings at Hendersonville Visitor Center, relax in the rural setting at Lyda Farms, then experience rural life at Justus Orchard, and finally experience rural life at Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard.

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

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Corolla to Hendersonville takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Corolla in September, expect Hendersonville to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

Historic Sites · 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.