15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina tour planner
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Bryson City
— 4 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Blowing Rock
— 4 nights
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Bryson City — 4 nights

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bryson City: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Mount LeConte, Chimneys Picnic Area, &more). And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Nantahala Gorge Ruby Mine, take in the pleasant sights at GSMNP - Deep Creek Trail, and look for gifts at Bryson City Outdoors.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Bryson City trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Bryson City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Bryson City at 83°F and lows at 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Asheville.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Asheville — 3 nights

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Western North Carolina Nature Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville itinerary maker app.

Drive from Bryson City to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Blowing Rock.
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Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Scenic Drive
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Blowing Rock — 4 nights

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blowing Rock: Shelton Vineyards (in Dobson) and Linville Falls (in Linville Falls). There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, go deep underground at Doc's Rocks Gem Mine, engage your brain at Mystery Hill, and steep yourself in history at Flat Top Manor.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Blowing Rock trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Asheville to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in August, expect Blowing Rock to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to fly to Wilmington.
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Wilmington — 1 night

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stop by Cape Fear Spice Merchants, don't miss a visit to Riverwalk, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then stroll through Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Wilmington trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Blowing Rock to Wilmington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Blowing Rock in August, things will get a bit warmer in Wilmington: highs are around 88°F and lows about 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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North Carolina travel guide

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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.
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