15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Charlotte
— 1 day
Drive
2
Blowing Rock
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Asheville
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Bryson City
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Wilmington
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive to Norfolk International Airport, Fly to Berlin

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Charlotte

— 1 day

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame and then find something for the whole family at Carowinds.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Charlotte trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Charlotte is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Berlin to Charlotte, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Charlotte are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Theme Parks

Blowing Rock

— 2 nights
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for gifts at Jerky Outpost, go deep underground at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, then get a dose of the wild on High Mountain Expeditions, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore by horseback at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, and then learn about winemaking at Grandfather Vineyard & Winery.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Blowing Rock online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Charlotte to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in July, things will get a bit cooler in Blowing Rock: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Asheville

— 4 nights

Land of the Sky

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: Zipline (in Lake Lure), Sweet Betsy Farm (in Marion) and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bearwallow Mountain, and stop by Slick Rock Country Emporium.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip maker.

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Asheville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Blowing Rock, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Bryson City

— 2 nights
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): head outdoors with Nantahala on the Fly, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then head outdoors with Carolina Outfitters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and then head outdoors with Tuckaseegee Fly Shop.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bryson City using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bryson City can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Wilmington.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 3 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Step out of Wilmington with an excursion to North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Camp, make a trip to Riverwalk, and pick up some local products at Motts Channel Seafood.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Wilmington trip website.

Traveling by flight from Bryson City to Wilmington takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryson City in July; daily highs in Wilmington reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills

— 2 nights
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Back Country Safari Tours, see Off-Road Tours, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then look for gifts at Mom's Sweet Shop, then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kill Devil Hills online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Kill Devil Hills takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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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.