15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip builder
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Blowing Rock
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
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Corolla
— 3 nights
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Blowing Rock — 2 nights

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Explore hidden gems such as Grandfather Mountain and Bass Lake. Kids will enjoy Grandfather Mountain State Park and Julian Price Memorial Park. Go for a jaunt from Blowing Rock to Linville Falls to see Linville Falls about 40 minutes away. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Flat Top Manor and tour the pleasant surroundings at Glen Burney Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Blowing Rock trip planning app.

Montreal, Canada to Blowing Rock is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Asheville.
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Asheville — 3 nights

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Popular historic sites such as Grovewood Village and Cathedral Of All Souls are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Adventure Center of Asheville and Riverside Cemetery. Go for a jaunt from Asheville to Laurel Park to see Jump Off Rock about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

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You can drive from Blowing Rock to Asheville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Blowing Rock in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly to Wilmington.
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Wilmington — 2 nights

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens, contemplate the long history of Zebulon Latimer House, and then have unforgettable encounters with Patriot Dive Center. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, get engrossed in the history at Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilmington day trip site.

Fly from Asheville to Wilmington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Asheville in August; daily highs in Wilmington reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Manteo.
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Manteo, Roanoke Island — 2 nights

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 15th (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo City Exhibit, and then look for gifts at Kitty Hawk Kites - Nags Head. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Island Farm, then visit a coastal fixture at Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, and then admire the majestic nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Manteo tour planning tool.

You can drive from Wilmington to Manteo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Wilmington in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Manteo: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Corolla.
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Corolla — 3 nights

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 17th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and then cruise along Beach Jeeps of Corolla.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Corolla online itinerary planner.

Drive from Manteo to Corolla in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
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North Carolina travel guide

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History Museums · 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.
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North Carolina Coast travel guide

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Lighthouses · History Museums · Piers & Boardwalks
Plan a trip to North Carolina Coast to explore a lengthy stretch of barrier island beaches. While there, you'll have a chance to discover some 480 km (300 mi) of beaches, each offering a different vibe and a range of activities. As you holiday in North Carolina Coast, you'll also find many coastal towns, adding urban things to do to your itinerary. Things to do in North Carolina Coast range from wreck diving and working on that perfect tan, to dining at fine restaurants and exploring historical sites.
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