16 days in North Carolina Itinerary

16 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip planner

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Asheville
— 2 nights
Fly
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Corolla
— 1 night
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hatteras Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fayetteville
— 7 nights

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Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy and then kick your exploration up a notch at French Broad Adventures. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Biltmore, stop by Asheville Bee Charmer, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Asheville online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Asheville. In August, daytime highs in Asheville are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Spas

Side Trip

Corolla

— 1 night
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stop by Miss Kitty's Old Time Photos & Gifts, then take a memorable tour with Corolla Adventure Park, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Duck Town Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Corolla attractions planner.

You can fly from Asheville to Corolla in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Corolla when traveling from Asheville in August, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 2 nights
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 24th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then get interesting insight from First Flight Adventure Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): meet the residents at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, see the world from above with Coastal Helicopters, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Manteo trip tool.

Traveling by car from Corolla to Manteo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Manteo

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hatteras Island

— 3 nights
On the 26th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Frisco Beach, then see the interesting displays at Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, and finally stop by Lee Robinson's General Store. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Plan trip to Hatteras Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Manteo to Hatteras Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Hatteras Island sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Fayetteville

— 7 nights
Fayetteville is a city in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Wrightsville SUP (in Wrightsville Beach), Wilmington (Historic District, Riverwalk, &more) and Durham (Duke University Chapel & Sarah P. Duke Gardens). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure, admire the masterpieces at David McCune International Art Gallery, relax in the rural setting at Gillis Hill Farm, and examine the collection at Museum of Cape Fear.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fayetteville day trip app.

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Fayetteville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August in Fayetteville, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · 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.

Outer Banks travel guide

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Lighthouses · Historic Sites · Piers & Boardwalks
A trip to Outer Banks takes visitors to a string of barrier islands just off the North Carolina coast. A holiday in Outer Banks is a chance to explore 320 km (200 mi) of state parks, open sea beaches, and wreck diving sites. It's also the perfect chance to visit Roanoke Island, England's original settlement in the New World. For those looking to add a bit of adrenaline to their experience, a vacation in Outer Banks delivers many different fishing options and methods, some of which hark back to the first European settlers in this part of the world.