6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Greenville/Spartanburg, Drive to Highlands
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Highlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
Fly
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Surf City, Topsail Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Miami

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Highlands

— 1 night
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park.

Start your trip to Highlands by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Miami to Highlands is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Miami in August, things will get a bit cooler in Highlands: highs are around 82°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Highlands

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Blowing Rock

— 1 night
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, stop by Mast General Store, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Doc's Rocks Gem Mine, and finally admire the majestic nature at Julian Price Memorial Park.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Blowing Rock online route planner.

You can drive from Highlands to Blowing Rock in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Highlands in August, plan for slightly colder days in Blowing Rock, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Surf City.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Surf City, Topsail Island

— 1 night
Surf City is a town in Pender and Onslow counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Topsail Island Trading Company, then take in the waterfront at Surf City Pier, and finally walk around Soundside Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Surf City journey planner.

You can fly from Blowing Rock to Surf City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Blowing Rock in August: high temperatures in Surf City hover around 87°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Surf City

Parks · Spas · Shopping

Corolla

— 2 nights
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, then enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach, and then kick back and relax at Carova Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see Off-Road Tours, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Corolla trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Surf City to Corolla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. August in Corolla sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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.