6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina tour itinerary planner
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Nags Head
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Bryson City
— 1 night
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Nags Head — 2 nights

Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Kids will enjoy Off-Road Tours and Kitty Hawk Kites - Nags Head. Venture out of the city with trips to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Duck) and Corolla (Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum & Nature & Wildlife Tours). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, and observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nags Head road trip planning app.

Newark to Nags Head is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In August, daytime highs in Nags Head are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Asheville.
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Asheville — 2 nights

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 26th (Fri), go deep underground at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Goat Farm, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then play a few rounds at Bald Mountain Golf Course. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Nags Head to Asheville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nags Head in August, plan for little chillier nights in Asheville, with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bryson City.
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Bryson City — 1 night

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): head outdoors with Nantahala on the Fly, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then experience rural life at Darnell Farms.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bryson City road trip planning site.

You can drive from Asheville to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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North Carolina travel guide

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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.
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