33 days in North Carolina Itinerary

33 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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33 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Bridgetown, Barbados
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Asheville
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bryson City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Linville
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Concord
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  4​h
5
Kill Devil Hills
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Frisco, Hatteras Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
7
Harkers Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
New Bern
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Bridgetown, Barbados

6
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Biltmore Estate and Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Blueridge Parkway and Max Patch will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain), Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium (in Hendersonville) and Pisgah Forest (Pisgah National Forest & Sliding Rock). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Chimney Rock State Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Asheville road trip planner.

Bridgetown, Barbados to Asheville is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Bridgetown to Asheville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bridgetown in June; daily highs in Asheville reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hendersonville, Pisgah Forest, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Max Patch
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest

2
nights
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 3rd (Tue), try your luck at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort, then take in the exciting artwork at Pincu Pottery, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, then look for gifts at Bearmeats Indian Den, and then see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bryson City trip builder website .

Getting from Asheville to Bryson City by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Bryson City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Linville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Cherokee, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Pincu Pottery ©
Pincu Pottery

4
nights
Linville

Linville ©
Linville is a community centered just south of the US 221 and NC 105 intersection in Avery County, North Carolina. Head to Mast General Store and Christa's Country Cornerfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Grandfather Mountain and Linville Caverns. Change things up with these side-trips from Linville: Mount Jefferson State Park (in Jefferson) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Boone). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, contemplate the long history of Flat Top Manor, stop by Souvenir Shirts, and admire the majestic nature at Julian Price Memorial Park.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Linville tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Bryson City to Linville by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Bryson City in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Linville: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Concord.

Things to do in Linville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Boone, Blowing Rock, Linville Caverns, Mount Jefferson State Park, Souvenir Shirts
Highlights from your plan
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Concord

Concord ©
Concord is a city in Cabarrus County, in the U.S. Shop till you drop at Concord Mills and Dale Earnhardt Inc. Get some cultural insight at Billy Graham Library and Old Salem Museums & Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Concord: Hanging Rock State Park (in Danbury), Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (in Winston Salem) and Birkdale Village (in Huntersville). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, stop by Mary Jo's Cloth Store, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium.

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Traveling by car from Linville to Concord takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In July, Concord is somewhat warmer than Linville - with highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Concord

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Winston Salem, Charlotte, Mary Jo's Cloth Store, Birkdale Village, Hanging Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Concord Mills ©
Concord Mills
Hanging Rock State Park ©
Hanging Rock State Park
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame

3
nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then look for gifts at The Cotton Gin, and finally look for gifts at Super Wings. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then get your game on at Life On A Sandbar, then visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kill Devil Hills day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Concord to Kill Devil Hills takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Kill Devil Hills are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Frisco.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Nags Head, Corolla, Super Wings, The Cotton Gin
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

3
nights
Frisco, Hatteras Island

Frisco ©
Frisco is a small unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on the barrier island of Hatteras Island, between the villages of Buxton and Hatteras. Step out of the city life by going to Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Haulover. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, examine the collection at Frisco Native American Museum, stroll through Frisco Beach, and stop by Harbor House Seafood Market.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Frisco sightseeing app .

You can drive from Kill Devil Hills to Frisco in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Harkers Island.

Things to do in Frisco

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hatteras Island, Buxton
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Haulover ©
Haulover

2
nights
Harkers Island

Harkers Island ©
Harkers Island is a census-designated place (CDP) in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. On the 19th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Lookout National Seashore. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Shackleford Banks.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Harkers Island trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Frisco to Harkers Island with the Route module. July in Harkers Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Bern.

Things to do in Harkers Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Shackleford Banks ©
Shackleford Banks

4
nights
New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Head to Mitchell Hardware and Birthplace of Pepsi Colafor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from New Bern: North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores (in Pine Knoll Shores) and Fort Macon State Park (in Atlantic Beach). There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Bear City Fudge Company, take in nature's colorful creations at Isaac Taylor Garden Event Venue in New Bern, let little ones run wild at Kidsville Playground, and explore the galleries of North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New Bern day trip site .

You can drive from Harkers Island to New Bern in 1.5 hours. July in New Bern sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in New Bern

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Fort Macon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Macon State Park ©
Fort Macon State Park
Mitchell Hardware ©
Mitchell Hardware

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Get outdoors at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex and Oak Island Beaches. Get a sense of the local culture at Noni Bacca Winery and Historic District. Step out of Wilmington to go to Southport and see Franklin Square Gallery, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, and explore the activities along Cape Fear River.

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Getting from New Bern to Wilmington by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Franklin Square Gallery, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, Oak Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery
Historic District ©
Historic District

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