60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Highlands
— 4 nights
2
Cherokee
— 5 nights
3
Asheville
— 8 nights
4
Blowing Rock
— 6 nights
5
Charlotte
— 7 nights
6
Durham
— 6 nights
7
Wilmington
— 7 nights
8
Beaufort
— 4 nights
9
Hatteras Island
— 4 nights
10
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 4 nights
11
Corolla
— 4 nights

4
nights
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to BabyLand General Hospital (in Cleveland), Mark of the Potter (in Clarkesville) and Helen (Yonah Mountain Campground, Chattahoochee River, &more). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens, and take in the awesome beauty at Brasstown Bald.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Highlands trip planner.

New York City to Highlands is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City in June, Highlands is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Helen, Blue Ridge, Blairsville, Sapphire, Cades Cove
Highlights from your plan
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls

5
nights
Cherokee

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cherokee: Nantahala River Gem Mine (in Bryson City), Maggie Valley (Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum & Soco Falls) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Kephart Prong Trail, The Sinks, &more). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, walk around Oconaluftee Islands Park, get outside with Carolina Outfitters, and explore and take pictures at Newfound Gap Road.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cherokee travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Highlands to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. June in Cherokee sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bryson City, Maggie Valley, Indian Creek Falls, Carolina Outfitters
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Spruce Flats Falls ©
Spruce Flats Falls

8
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Hendersonville (Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, Burntshirt Vineyards, &more), Hartford (Zipline, River Rafting & Tubing, &more) and Mt Cammerer Fire Tower (in Cosby). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Biltmore, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Balsam Knob, and admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Greenville, Hendersonville, Hartford, Lake Lure, Pisgah Forest
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Zipline

6
nights
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blowing Rock: Morganton (Catawba Meadows Park, Silver Fork Winery, &more), South Creek Winery (in Nebo) and Linville (Linville River, Flat Rock Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the majestic nature at Julian Price Memorial Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and walk around Broyhill Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Blowing Rock holiday planning app.

You can drive from Asheville to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in June, things will get a bit cooler in Blowing Rock: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Linville, Hickory, Morganton, Banner Elk, Crossnore
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Vx3 Trail Rides ©
Vx3 Trail Rides
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine ©
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine

7
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Get out of town with these interesting Charlotte side-trips: Columbia (Craft Axe Throwing- Columbia, South Carolina State House, &more), Mooresville (Carrigan Farms & The Lazy 5 Ranch) and West Columbia Riverwalk (in West Columbia). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at Escape Kings, trek along Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve, get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, and head outdoors with The Green.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Charlotte road trip app.

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Charlotte in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Blowing Rock in June; daily highs in Charlotte reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Durham.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Columbia, Concord, Winston Salem, Mount Airy, Mooresville
Highlights from your plan
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library

6
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Change things up with these side-trips from Durham: Raleigh (Pullen Park, Historic Yates Mill County Park, &more), Greensboro (Greensboro Science Center, LeBauer Park, &more) and Conservators Center (in Burlington). There's lots more to do: get your game on at Urban Axes Durham, hike along Al Buehler Hiking Trails, look for all kinds of wild species at Duke Lemur Center, and take a stroll through Golden Belt Historic District.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Durham itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Durham takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Durham can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Durham

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raleigh, Greensboro, Chapel Hill, Cary, North Carolina Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Urban Axes Durham ©
Urban Axes Durham
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens

7
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Surf City (Surf City Pier, Soundside Park, &more), Walton's Distillery (in Jacksonville) and Kure Beach (North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher & Fort Fisher State Recreation Area). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Battle House Laser Tag, learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broomtail Craft Brewery, and admire the landmark architecture of Bellamy Mansion.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilmington travel route builder.

You can drive from Durham to Wilmington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in Wilmington sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Southport, Surf City, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
Highlights from your plan
Walton's Distillery ©
Walton's Distillery
Battle House Laser Tag ©
Battle House Laser Tag
Sea Turtle Camp ©
Sea Turtle Camp

4
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Beaufort side-trips: Harkers Island (Cape Lookout National Seashore, Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, &more), New Bern (Union Point Park, Fine Art at Baxters, &more) and Little River Road (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's much more to do: visit Island Express Ferry Service, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Macon State Park, see the interesting displays at North Carolina Maritime Museum, and head outdoors with Beaufort Paddle.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Beaufort attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Beaufort takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Beaufort

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

New Bern, Harkers Island, Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, Swansboro
Highlights from your plan
Island Express Ferry Service ©
Island Express Ferry Service
Little River Road ©
Little River Road
Beaufort Paddle ©
Beaufort Paddle

4
nights
Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Ocracoke (Anchorage Marina, British Cemetery, &more) and Rodanthe (Rodanthe Pier & Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum).

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hatteras Island trip planner.

You can drive from Beaufort to Hatteras Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ocracoke, Rodanthe
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Hatteras Island Ocean Center ©
Hatteras Island Ocean Center

4
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Get out of town with these interesting Manteo side-trips: Nags Head (Dowdy Park, Seaside Art Gallery, &more) and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge (in Rodanthe). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, and explore the striking landscape of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.

Make your Manteo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Manteo takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nags Head, Coquina Beach, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Outer Banks Distilling ©
Outer Banks Distilling
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

4
nights
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Explore Corolla's surroundings by going to Great Dismal Canal (in Camden), Carova Beach (in Carova) and Flippers Arcade & Variety Store (in Grandy). The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, cruise along Beach Jeeps of Corolla, trek along Currituck Banks Reserve, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Corolla online travel route planner.

Getting from Manteo to Corolla by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Corolla, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Duck, Great Dismal Canal, Carova Beach, Flippers Arcade & Variety Store
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Whalehead Club ©
Whalehead Club

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