15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Green Bay
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Wilmington
— 3 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Beaufort
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Rodanthe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Green Bay

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 1st (Thu): look for gifts at Bryson City Outdoors.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Bryson City planning website .

Green Bay to Bryson City is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In August in Bryson City, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Cherohala Skyway, Wehrloom Honey
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Bryson City Outdoors ©
Bryson City Outdoors
Cherohala Skyway ©
Cherohala Skyway

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Asheville Drum Circle. Head to Mast General Store and Cedar Hill Studio & Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Lake Lure Flowering Bridge (in Lake Lure), Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards (in Hendersonville) and Cataloochee Valley (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, cruise along Blue Ridge Parkway, sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, and shop like a local with Woolworth Walk.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Asheville route builder app .

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. In August in Asheville, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, Grandfather Mountain, Cataloochee Valley, Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Cataloochee Valley ©
Cataloochee Valley

3
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
We've included these beaches for you: Holden Beach and Oak Island Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center and Spas. When in Wilmington, make a side trip to see Haag and Sons Seafood in Oak Island, approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Downtown Wilmington, learn about all things military at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, and learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Wilmington trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Asheville to Wilmington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Wilmington is somewhat warmer than Asheville - with highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Surf City, Oak Island, Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Holden Beach
Highlights from your plan
Holden Beach ©
Holden Beach
Downtown Wilmington ©
Downtown Wilmington

3
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Lookout National Seashore and Shackleford Banks. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach and Hammocks Beach State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Mitchell Hardware (in New Bern) and Springers Point (in Ocracoke). The adventure continues: make a trip to Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Beaufort planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Wilmington to Beaufort takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Beaufort are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rodanthe.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Harkers Island, Ocracoke, Hammocks Beach State Park, Mitchell Hardware
Highlights from your plan
Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Hammocks Beach State Park ©
Hammocks Beach State Park

1
night
Rodanthe

Rodanthe ©
Rodanthe is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, on Hatteras Island, part of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, then kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, and then take in the waterfront at Rodanthe Pier.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rodanthe tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Rodanthe takes 4 hours. Traveling from Beaufort in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rodanthe, with lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Corolla.

Things to do in Rodanthe

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Rodanthe Pier ©
Rodanthe Pier

2
nights
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 14th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Currituck Beach, then kick back and relax at Carova Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and finally stop by Morris Farm Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): hike along Currituck Banks Reserve, explore the galleries of Whalehead Club, and then identify plant and animal life at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Corolla trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Rodanthe to Corolla takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carova Beach, Morris Farm Market
Highlights from your plan
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Morris Farm Market ©
Morris Farm Market

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