15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Pisgah Forest
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Blowing Rock
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Wrightsville Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Ocracoke
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Kill Devil Hills
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 29th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Pincu Pottery, then head outdoors with Carolina Outfitters, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryson City online driving holiday planner .

Los Angeles to Bryson City is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Bryson City due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Bryson City can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pisgah Forest.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Cherokee, Carolina Outfitters, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Pincu Pottery ©
Pincu Pottery

3
nights
Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest ©
Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Sliding Rock. Explore Pisgah Forest's surroundings by going to Slick Rock Country Emporium (in Hendersonville) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through DuPont State Recreational Forest, explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Parkway, contemplate the long history of Cradle of Forestry, and admire the sheer force of Looking Glass Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pisgah Forest trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Pisgah Forest takes 2 hours. June in Pisgah Forest sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Blue Ridge Pkwy, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Slick Rock Country Emporium, Zipline
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DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

2
nights
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at Bolick and Traditions Pottery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore by horseback at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Blowing Rock sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from Pisgah Forest to Blowing Rock in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Pisgah Forest in July, expect nights in Blowing Rock to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Wrightsville Beach.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Boone, Grandfather Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
River Rafting & Tubing

1
day
Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach ©
Wrightsville Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Battleship North Carolina, then stop by Cape Fear Spice Merchants, and then kick back and relax at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Wrightsville Beach road trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blowing Rock to Wrightsville Beach. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Blowing Rock in July: high temperatures in Wrightsville Beach hover around 90°F and lows are around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Wrightsville Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Wilmington
Highlights from your plan
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
Cape Fear Spice Merchants ©
Cape Fear Spice Merchants

2
nights
Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. On the 7th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Ocracoke Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, then steep yourself in history at Fort Ocracoke Monument, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Beach, then stop by Books to Be Red, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Beach Fires.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Ocracoke vacation planner.

You can drive from Wrightsville Beach to Ocracoke in 5.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Ocracoke Beach ©
Ocracoke Beach
Springers Point ©
Springers Point

4
nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Get some historical perspective at Wright Brothers National Memorial and Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Carova Beach and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Venture out of the city with trips to Corolla (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Currituck Banks Reserve, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and kick back and relax at Coquina Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kill Devil Hills trip maker site .

Drive from Ocracoke to Kill Devil Hills in 3 hours. July in Kill Devil Hills sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Corolla, Nags Head, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Coquina Beach, Carova Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

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