15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Bryson City
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 4 nights
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Wilmington
— 3 nights
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Beaufort
— 3 nights
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Rodanthe
— 1 night
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Corolla
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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): stop by Bryson City Outdoors.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bryson City journey maker.

Green Bay to Bryson City is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Green Bay to Bryson City. In August, daily temperatures in Bryson City can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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River Rafting & Tubing
Bryson City Outdoors ©
Bryson City Outdoors
Cherohala Skyway ©
Cherohala Skyway

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Mast General Store or Cedar Hill Studio & Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Asheville Drum Circle and New Belgium Brewing Company. Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Lake Lure Flowering Bridge (in Lake Lure), Cataloochee Valley (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards (in Hendersonville). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Woolworth Walk, explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, and pause for some photo ops at Thomas Wolfe Memorial.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Asheville are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Mast General Store ©
Mast General Store
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards ©
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oak Island Beach and Downtown Wilmington. Change things up with these side-trips from Wilmington: Surf City (Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center & Spas), Holden Beach (in Holden Beach) and Haag and Sons Seafood (in Oak Island). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery and brush up on your military savvy at Fort Fisher State Historic Site.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wilmington trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Asheville to Wilmington in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in August, expect Wilmington to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Spas
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery

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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 Hammocks Beach State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Beaufort: Mitchell Hardware (in New Bern) and Ocracoke (Springers Point & Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach). There's more to do: head off the coast to Shackleford Banks and don't miss a visit to Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our Beaufort holiday planner.

Drive from Wilmington to Beaufort in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Rodanthe.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Shackleford Banks ©
Shackleford Banks
Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Hammocks Beach State Park ©
Hammocks Beach State Park

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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. On the 13th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, and then take a leisurely stroll along Rodanthe Pier.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rodanthe online trip maker.

Getting from Beaufort to Rodanthe by car takes about 4 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Beaufort in August since evenings lows in Rodanthe dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Rodanthe

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

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Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): kick back and relax at Currituck Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Carova Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and finally look for gifts at Morris Farm Market. Keep things going the next day: hike along Currituck Banks Reserve, then steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, and then identify plant and animal life at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Corolla sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Rodanthe to Corolla takes 1.5 hours. August in Corolla sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education ©
Morris Farm Market ©
Morris Farm Market

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