6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Indianapolis

2
nights
Nags Head

Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then have some family-friendly fun at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nags Head trip itinerary builder .

Indianapolis to Nags Head is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Traveling from Indianapolis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nags Head, with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Nags Head

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 30th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and then shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Asheville trip planner .

Getting from Nags Head to Asheville by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Nags Head in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 65°F in Asheville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Adventure

Side Trips

Zipline, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bryson City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bryson City are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Museum of the Cherokee Indian
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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