5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip maker

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Bryson City
— 1 day
— 2 nights
Bus to Charlotte, Fly to Norfolk
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights


Bryson City

— 1 day
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 10th (Thu), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Bryson City Outdoors, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bryson City route planning site.

New York City to Bryson City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Bryson City when traveling from New York City in June, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Casinos · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trip


— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville online trip builder.

Drive from Bryson City to Asheville in 1.5 hours. June in Asheville sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills

— 2 nights
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kill Devil Hills day trip site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Asheville to Kill Devil Hills takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Asheville in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kill Devil Hills, with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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.