6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 1 night
Drive to Swan Quarter, NC, Ferry to Ocracoke
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Ocracoke
— 1 day
Ferry to Cedar Island, NC, Drive to Wilmington
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Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly
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Asheville
— 1 night
Fly

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Corolla

— 1 night
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stroll through Currituck Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Corolla trip builder.

Boston to Corolla is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In July, daytime highs in Corolla are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trip

Ocracoke

— 1 day
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. On the 5th (Fri), stroll the grounds of British Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, and then stroll through Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ocracoke trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Corolla to Ocracoke in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Wilmington

— 1 night
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 6th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Island Beach. On your second day here, take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, wander the streets of Downtown Wilmington, and then admire the majestic nature at Carolina Beach State Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Wilmington trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Wilmington in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Wilmington are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stop by Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar, indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, and then admire the natural beauty at Craggy Gardens.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Wilmington to Asheville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Wilmington in July; daily highs in Asheville reach 84°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

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.