4 days in North Carolina Itinerary

4 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina sightseeing planner

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Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive to Knoxville, Fly to Norfolk
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Nags Head
— 1 night
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Bryson City

— 1 night
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 18th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians at Bryson City, sample the tasty concoctions at Mountain Layers Brewing Company, and then view the masterpieces at Elizabeth Ellison Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Nancy Tut's Christmas Shop, take in the dramatic scenery at Indian Creek Falls, and then learn about winemaking at Calaboose Cellars.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bryson City online road trip planner.

Newark to Bryson City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Newark in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bryson City, with lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Bryson City

Museums · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Nags Head

— 1 night
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
On the 20th (Tue), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then don't miss a visit to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling, enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, then look for gifts at Grave Digger, and finally learn about winemaking at Sanctuary Vineyards.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nags Head trip planning website.

Getting from Bryson City to Nags Head by combination of car and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryson City in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 72°F in Nags Head. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Shopping · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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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.