15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Harkers Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Wilmington
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Frisco, Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Springfield

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians at Bryson City.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryson City online trip planner .

Springfield to Bryson City is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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5
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Visiting Blueridge Parkway and DuPont State Recreational Forest will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Biltmore Estate and Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards. Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Grandfather Mountain (in Linville) and Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum and pause for some photo ops at Vance Monument.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Asheville tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Bryson City to Asheville in 1.5 hours. August in Asheville sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for Harkers Island.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

DuPont State Recreational Forest, Grandfather Mountain, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest

2
nights
Harkers Island

Harkers Island ©
Harkers Island is a census-designated place (CDP) in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. On the 20th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Lookout National Seashore.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Harkers Island tour planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Asheville to Harkers Island. Traveling from Asheville in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 74°F in Harkers Island. You will leave for Wilmington on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Harkers Island

Parks Wildlife
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Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore

3
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Historic District and then kick back and relax at Oak Island Beaches.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wilmington trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Harkers Island to Wilmington with the Route module. August in Wilmington sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Oak Island Beach, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery
Historic District ©
Historic District

1
night
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 25th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at The Monument to a Century of Flight and then get engrossed in the history at Wright Brothers National Memorial.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kill Devil Hills attractions website .

You can drive from Wilmington to Kill Devil Hills in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Frisco.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Monument to a Century of Flight
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
The Monument to a Century of Flight ©

2
nights
Frisco, Hatteras Island

Frisco ©
Frisco is a small unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on the barrier island of Hatteras Island, between the villages of Buxton and Hatteras. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Frisco road trip website .

Traveling by car from Kill Devil Hills to Frisco takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Frisco

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Lee Robinson's General Store, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Cape Hatteras National Seashore
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Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Lee Robinson's General Store ©
Lee Robinson's General Store

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