5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina journey planner
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Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Bryson City
— 1 night
— 2 nights


Kill Devil Hills — 1 night

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 10th (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial and then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kill Devil Hills holiday planner.

Detroit to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Detroit in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 70°F in Kill Devil Hills. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Bryson City.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Bryson City — 1 night

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryson City holiday site.

You can fly from Kill Devil Hills to Bryson City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Kill Devil Hills in June, expect little chillier with lows of 59°F in Bryson City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Asheville.
Fun & Games · Casinos · Adventure · Outdoors
Side Trip

Asheville — 2 nights

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and then view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go deep underground at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, then view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. June in Asheville sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Shopping
Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

History Museums · 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.