31 days in North Carolina Itinerary

31 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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31 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Ferry + Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Wilmington
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Raleigh
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Greensboro
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Charlotte
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Asheville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Bryson City
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 1st (Tue), stop by Outer Barks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carova Beach.

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Toronto, Canada to Corolla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in October; daily highs in Corolla reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Outer Barks, Carova Beach
Highlights from your plan
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Step out of the city life by going to Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Jockey's Ridge State Park. Wright Brothers National Memorial and Holy Redeemer By the Sea Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Manteo: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (in Buxton), Salvo (Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC & Salvo Beach) and Frisco Beach (in Frisco). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, take in the exciting artwork at The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and get your game on at Outer Banks Old Time Photos.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Manteo holiday planner .

You can drive from Corolla to Manteo in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Manteo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Salvo, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Frisco Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

4
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Visit The Point and Holden Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex and Oak Island Beach. Explore Wilmington's surroundings by going to Hammocks Beach State Park (in Swansboro), Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary (in Hubert) and Trinity United Methodist Church (in Southport). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carolina Beach, make a trip to Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and step aboard Battleship North Carolina.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wilmington day trip planning website .

Getting from Manteo to Wilmington by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. In October in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Oak Island, Carolina Beach, Trinity United Methodist Church, Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
Highlights from your plan
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hammocks Beach State Park ©
Hammocks Beach State Park

4
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Visiting Neuse River Trail and Sylvan Heights Bird Park will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Raleigh: Tarboro Brewing Company (in Tarboro), Robertson Millpond Preserve (in Wendell) and Alpaca Dreams (in Louisburg). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park, admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Raleigh online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Wilmington to Raleigh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Wilmington in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Raleigh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Greensboro.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Durham, Robertson Millpond Preserve, Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, Hawk Manor Falconry, Alpaca Dreams
Highlights from your plan
Sylvan Heights Bird Park ©
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary ©
Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary
Neuse River Trail ©
Neuse River Trail

4
nights
Greensboro

Greensboro ©
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Old Salem Museums & Gardens and Salem God's Acre Cemetery are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Conservators Center and Pilot Mountain State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Greensboro: Hanging Rock State Park (in Danbury), Home Moravian Church (in Winston Salem) and Old Mill of Guilford (in Oak Ridge). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Country Park, identify plant and animal life at All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm, and hike along Haw River Trail & Paddle Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Greensboro itinerary builder site .

Drive from Raleigh to Greensboro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Greensboro, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Charlotte.

Things to do in Greensboro

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Winston Salem, Burlington, Pilot Mountain State Park, All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm, Hanging Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Hanging Rock State Park ©
Hanging Rock State Park
Old Mill of Guilford ©
Old Mill of Guilford

4
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Escape the urban bustle at Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve and The Lazy 5 Ranch. Explore Charlotte's surroundings by going to Copper Barrel Distillery (in North Wilkesboro), The Rumor Mill Market (in Davidson) and Broad River Greenway (in Boiling Springs). There's still lots to do: browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, look for all kinds of wild species at Turtle Island Preserve, examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, and find something for the whole family at Carowinds.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlotte trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Greensboro to Charlotte in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Wildlife Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Broad River Greenway, Turtle Island Preserve, Copper Barrel Distillery, Carl J. McEwen Historic Village, The Lazy 5 Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Broad River Greenway ©
Broad River Greenway
Turtle Island Preserve ©
Turtle Island Preserve
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Visiting The North Carolina Arboretum and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Biltmore and E.H. Sloop Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley), Grandfather Mountain (in Linville) and DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, and take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Asheville trip website .

You can drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Charlotte, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

E.H. Sloop Chapel, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

4
nights
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Whiteside Mountain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bryson City: Waterrock Knob (in Maggie Valley), Highlands (Bust Your Butt Falls, Dry Falls, & more) and Max Patch (in Hot Springs). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Cherohala Skyway, trek along Deep Creek, and stop by Unique Gift Outlet.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryson City driving holiday planner.

Drive from Asheville to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bryson City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Highlands, Deep Creek, Cherohala Skyway, Waterrock Knob, Max Patch
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Max Patch ©
Max Patch

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