5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: North Bend
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: North Bend

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Carowinds, then get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, and then see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Charlotte tour builder site .

North Bend to Charlotte is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from North Bend in May: high temperatures in Charlotte hover around 80°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks Museums
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Carowinds ©
Carowinds
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Biltmore and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Asheville trip planner.

You can drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Charlotte in May: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zipline, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bryson City vacation planner.

Drive from Asheville to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. In May in Bryson City, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Casinos Fun & Games Tours

Side Trip

Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing

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