59 days in North Carolina Itinerary

59 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Drive to Blowing Rock
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Blowing Rock
— 5 nights
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Asheville
— 7 nights
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Bryson City
— 6 nights
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Wilmington
— 6 nights
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Hatteras Island
— 5 nights
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 4 nights
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Corolla
— 5 nights
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Raleigh
— 7 nights
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Greensboro
— 6 nights
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Charlotte
— 6 nights
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Blowing Rock

— 5 nights
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Get out of town with these interesting Blowing Rock side-trips: Linville Caverns (in Marion), Linville Gorge (in Linville Falls) and Thermal Valley (in Morganton). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Doc's Rocks Gem Mine, take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bobby McLean Memorial Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Blowing Rock trip planner.

Kelowna, Canada to Blowing Rock is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Kelowna to Blowing Rock, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Blowing Rock can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Asheville

— 7 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock), Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley) and Hendersonville (Bearwallow Mountain & Elijah Mountain Gem Mine). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Biltmore, get interesting insight from Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Asheville trip builder.

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Asheville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Blowing Rock in May: highs in Asheville hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bryson City

— 6 nights
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bryson City: Robbinsville (Wehrloom Honey, Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, &more), Highlands (Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, Bridal Veil Falls, &more) and Mingo Falls (in Cherokee). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, admire all the interesting features of Cherohala Skyway, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and take an in-depth tour of The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians at Bryson City.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bryson City attractions website.

Drive from Asheville to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Bryson City can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Bryson City

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 6 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Change things up with these side-trips from Wilmington: Walton's Distillery (in Jacksonville), Topsail Island (in Surf City) and North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (in Kure Beach). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Battle House Laser Tag, make a trip to Riverwalk, get from here to there with Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry, and step aboard Battleship North Carolina.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Wilmington online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Bryson City to Wilmington takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryson City in May; daily highs in Wilmington reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Hatteras Island

— 5 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Hatteras Island: Monument to a Century of Flight (in Kitty Hawk), Ocracoke (Ocracoke Lifeguard Beach, Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, &more) and Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum (in Rodanthe).

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hatteras Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Hatteras Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Wilmington in June, expect nights in Hatteras Island to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 4 nights
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Step out of Manteo to go to Rodanthe and see Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling, take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit, observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Manteo trip planner.

You can drive from Hatteras Island to Manteo in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Corolla

— 5 nights
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
When in Corolla, make a side trip to see Carova Beach in Carova, approximately Carova away. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk, and explore the galleries of Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Corolla trip planner.

You can drive from Manteo to Corolla in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Corolla can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Raleigh

— 7 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Get out of town with these interesting Raleigh side-trips: Durham (Duke University, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, &more), Old Town Cemetery (in Hillsborough) and Fayetteville (Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Airborne and Special Operations Museum, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, explore the engaging exhibits at Marbles Kids Museum, identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Raleigh journey maker website.

Drive from Corolla to Raleigh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, daytime highs in Raleigh are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Greensboro.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Greensboro

— 6 nights
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Venture out of the city with trips to Asheboro (North Carolina Zoo & Richland Creek Canopy Tours), Pilot Mountain State Park (in Pinnacle) and Conservators Center (in Burlington). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at The Bog Garden at Benjamin Park, admire the striking features of J. Douglas Galyon Depot, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hanging Rock State Park, and admire the masterpieces at Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Greensboro day trip app.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Greensboro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Greensboro

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Charlotte

— 6 nights

The Queen City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Charlotte side-trips: Richard Petty Driving Experience (in Concord) and The Lazy 5 Ranch (in Mooresville). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Kings, walk around Freedom Park, examine the collection at Hendrick Motorsports Complex, and get in on the family fun at Carowinds.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Charlotte planning site.

Traveling by car from Greensboro to Charlotte takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You will leave for home on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

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.