15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Nags Head
— 1 night
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
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Beaufort
— 3 nights
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Wilmington
— 3 nights
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Robbinsville
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 3 nights

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Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Outer Banks Adventures as well as Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): fly like a bird with Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nags Head trip itinerary builder app.

Chicago to Nags Head is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Nags Head. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 70°F in Nags Head. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Outer Banks Adventures ©
Outer Banks Adventures
Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports ©
Nor'Banks Sailing & Watersports
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo City Exhibit. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Jumpmasters Trampoline Park, enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Manteo road trip planning site.

Manteo is just a short distance from Nags Head. In June, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site ©
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge ©
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse ©
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

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Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Hammocks Beach State Park and Cape Lookout National Seashore. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier and Springers Point. Change things up with a short trip to Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach in Ocracoke (about 3h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Shackleford Banks, make a trip to Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground, and stop by The Artestry Hideaway.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Beaufort trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manteo to Beaufort in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. June in Beaufort sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hammocks Beach State Park ©
Hammocks Beach State Park
Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Exit Games as well as Paddle NC. Attractions like Topsail Island and Bald Head Island Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Surf City Pier and Old Brunswick County Jail Museum. Step out of Wilmington to go to Surf City and see Topsail Island Trading Company, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Crossfire Paintball, examine the collection at Museum of the Bizarre, and admire the masterpieces at Cameron Art Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wilmington vacation maker app.

Drive from Beaufort to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Robbinsville.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Topsail Island ©
Topsail Island
Paddle NC ©
Paddle NC
The Exit Games ©
The Exit Games

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Robbinsville

Robbinsville ©
Robbinsville is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, United States. Wildwater Nantahala Adventure Center has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get outside with Carolina Outfitters, relax and float downstream with Wildwater Nantahala Adventure Center, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yellow Creek Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Santeetlah Lake and then head outdoors with The Sinks.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Robbinsville route planner.

You can drive from Wilmington to Robbinsville in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, Robbinsville is a bit cooler than Wilmington - with highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Robbinsville

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Sinks ©
The Sinks

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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kids will enjoy Pisgah National Forest and Pisgah Forest Gem Mine. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Mitchell State Park and St.Claire Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Elijah Mountain Gem Mine (in Hendersonville) and Whitewater Falls (in Sapphire). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Western North Carolina Nature Center.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Asheville trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Robbinsville to Asheville by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Asheville are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Mitchell State Park ©
Mount Mitchell State Park
Pisgah National Forest ©
Pisgah National Forest
Whitewater Falls ©
Whitewater Falls

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