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6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Asheville — 1 night

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Adventure Center of Asheville and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville travel itinerary planner.

Dallas to Asheville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Dallas to Asheville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in July: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 84°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Boone.
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Boone — 2 nights

Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through The Greenway Trail, then go deep underground at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, then admire the majestic nature at Julian Price Memorial Park, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blowing Rock Brewery. On your second day here, stroll around Grandfather Mountain State Park, then admire the sheer force of Linville Falls, and then take in breathtaking views at Linville Gorge.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Boone online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Boone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Asheville in July, plan for little chillier days in Boone, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Wilmington.
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Wilmington — 2 nights

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 12th (Tue), look for gifts at The Veggie Wagon, then immerse yourself in nature at Carolina Beach State Park, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally take in the waterfront at Kure Beach Pier. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Bellamy Mansion, stroll through Oak Island Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Southport Pier and RIverwalk.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wilmington day trip planning app.

Getting from Boone to Wilmington by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Boone in July, things will get a bit warmer in Wilmington: highs are around 89°F and lows about 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly 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.