6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina journey planner

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Drive
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Maggie Valley
— 1 night
Fly
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Southport
— 1 night
Drive to Cedar Island, NC, Ferry to Ocracoke
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Ocracoke
— 2 nights
Ferry to Cedar Island, NC, Drive to Asheville

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Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley is a town in Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and then explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore the galleries of Oconaluftee Indian Village.

Before you visit Maggie Valley, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Asheville to Maggie Valley is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In June, daily temperatures in Maggie Valley can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Southport.

Things to do in Maggie Valley

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Adventure · Museums

Side Trips

1
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Southport

Southport is a city in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Oak Island Lighthouse, then stroll through Oak Island Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Southport Pier and RIverwalk.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Southport day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Maggie Valley to Southport takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Maggie Valley in June, Southport is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Southport

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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nights
Ocracoke

Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. Ocracoke Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll through Ocracoke Beach, stop by Island Express Ferry Service, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Ocracoke Monument. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Ocracoke Lighthouse, then explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetery, then examine the collection at North Carolina Maritime Museum, and finally stop by The Fudge Factory.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ocracoke trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Southport to Ocracoke in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.