14 days in North Carolina Itinerary

14 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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14 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  5​h 15​min
2
Ocracoke
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Beaufort
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Maggie Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Robbinsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Highlands
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Pisgah Forest
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Boston

2
nights
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): hike along Currituck Banks Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Whalehead Club, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carova Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Corolla online road trip planner .

Boston to Corolla is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in August; daily highs in Corolla reach 87°F and lows reach 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Carova Beach
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach

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 14th (Wed): kick back and relax at Ocracoke Beach Fires, take an in-depth tour of Ocracoke Preservation Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fort Ocracoke Monument, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point, shop like a local with Over the Moon, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocracoke Beach.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ocracoke attractions planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Corolla to Ocracoke in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Ocracoke Beach ©
Ocracoke Beach
Springers Point ©
Springers Point

1
night
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. On the 16th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Fort Macon State Park, then see the interesting displays at North Carolina Maritime Museum, and then stop by Island Express Ferry Service.

Discover how to plan a Beaufort trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ocracoke to Beaufort in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Maggie Valley.

Things to do in Beaufort

Outdoors Transportation Parks

Side Trip

Fort Macon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Island Express Ferry Service ©
Island Express Ferry Service
Fort Macon State Park ©
Fort Macon State Park
North Carolina Maritime Museum ©
North Carolina Maritime Museum

2
nights
Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley ©
Maggie Valley is a town in Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Cedar Hill Studio & Gallery, then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Parkway, and finally stop by Mast General Store. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Waterrock Knob, then sample the fine beverages at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co., and then trek along Max Patch.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Maggie Valley trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Beaufort to Maggie Valley takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Beaufort in August, Maggie Valley is little chillier at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Robbinsville.

Things to do in Maggie Valley

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Waynesville, Max Patch, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Max Patch ©
Max Patch

2
nights
Robbinsville

Robbinsville is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): head outdoors with Carolina Outfitters and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): explore the activities along Santeetlah Lake, admire the sheer force of Yellow Creek Falls, and then take a memorable drive along Cherohala Skyway.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Robbinsville trip website .

You can drive from Maggie Valley to Robbinsville in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Robbinsville can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Highlands.

Things to do in Robbinsville

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cherohala Skyway, River Rafting & Tubing, Carolina Outfitters
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cherohala Skyway ©
Cherohala Skyway
Santeetlah Lake ©
Santeetlah Lake

1
night
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Highlands trip planner .

Traveling by car from Robbinsville to Highlands takes 2 hours. August in Highlands sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pisgah Forest.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Whiteside Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Whiteside Mountain ©
Whiteside Mountain
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

3
nights
Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. You'll explore and learn at Slick Rock Country Emporium and WNC Military History Museum. Get in touch with nature at Pisgah National Forest and Zipline. Step out of Pisgah Forest to go to Hendersonville and see Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, take in the dramatic natural features at Sliding Rock, and admire the sheer force of DuPont State Recreational Forest.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pisgah Forest journey planner .

Getting from Highlands to Pisgah Forest by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pisgah Forest can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hendersonville, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Zipline, DuPont State Recreational Forest, WNC Military History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Pisgah National Forest ©
Pisgah National Forest
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest

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