15 days in North Carolina & Anchorage Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina & Anchorage Itinerary

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15 days in North Carolina & Anchorage Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Wilmington
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bryson City
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
5
Anchorage
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Get outdoors at Carova Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll explore and learn at The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery and Wright Brothers National Memorial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kill Devil Hills: Corolla (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kill Devil Hills trip itinerary planning website .

New York City to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. July in Kill Devil Hills sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Corolla, Jockey's Ridge State Park, Carova Beach, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

3
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Holden Beach and Oak Island Beach. Appreciate the collections at Expo 216 and Battleship North Carolina. Explore Wilmington's surroundings by going to Franklin Square Gallery (in Southport) and Sunset River Marketplace (in Calabash). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, wander the streets of Historic District, stop by Cape Fear Spice Merchants, and learn more about the world around you at Federal Point History Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Wilmington driving holiday planner.

Drive from Kill Devil Hills to Wilmington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. July in Wilmington sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Wilmington

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Oak Island Beach, Sunset River Marketplace, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, Franklin Square Gallery, Federal Point History Center
Highlights from your plan
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Expo 216 ©
Expo 216
Sunset River Marketplace ©
Sunset River Marketplace

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Do your shopping at New Morning Gallery and Blue Spiral 1. Lexington Glassworks and Woolworth Walk will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Asheville with an excursion to Zipline in Lake Lure--about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Philip DeAngelo Studio, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, wander the streets of Biltmore Village, and take in the exciting artwork at River Arts District.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Wilmington to Asheville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wilmington in July, expect Asheville to be little chillier, temps between 84°F and 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Zipline, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery

2
nights
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stop by Bryson City Outdoors. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at It's By Nature, take in the exciting artwork at Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shops, and then view the masterpieces at Pincu Pottery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryson City online itinerary planner .

Getting from Asheville to Bryson City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bryson City are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Bryson City

Shopping Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, It's By Nature, Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shops
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
It's By Nature ©
It's By Nature
Pincu Pottery ©
Pincu Pottery

4
nights
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Do your shopping at Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall and The Girdwood Center for the Visual Arts. Appreciate the collections at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Alaska Jewish Museum. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, hike along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Anchorage holiday maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bryson City to Anchorage takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bryson City to Anchorage is minus 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bryson City in July; daily highs in Anchorage reach 69°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center ©

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