5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina tour planner

Make it your trip
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Bryson City
— 1 day
Drive
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Asheville
— 2 nights
Bus to Charlotte, Fly to Norfolk
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Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
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Bryson City

— 1 day
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Bryson City Outdoors, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bryson City sightseeing planner.

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. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bryson City, with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Tours · Casinos

Side Trip

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 1st (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours and then admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Asheville vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. In September in Asheville, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills

— 2 nights
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and then surround yourself with nature on Back Country Safari Tours. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Kill Devil Hills day trip planning tool.

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 October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 61°F in Kill Devil Hills. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

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.