60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Greensboro
— 5 nights
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Raleigh
— 7 nights
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Charlotte
— 6 nights
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Blowing Rock
— 6 nights
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Asheville
— 7 nights
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Bryson City
— 5 nights
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Wilmington
— 7 nights
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 4 nights
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Nags Head
— 10 nights

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Greensboro

Greensboro ©
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like North Carolina Zoo and Floyd's City Barbershop. Attractions like Greensboro Science Center and Conservators Center make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Richland Creek Canopy Tours (in Asheboro), Winston Salem (Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, Kaleideum North, &more) and Mount Airy (Downtown Mt. Airy & The Mount Airy Visitors Center). Next up on the itinerary: learn the tricks of the trade with Greensboro Children's Museum, walk around Burlington Parks & Recreation, don't miss a visit to Mendenhall Homeplace, and steep yourself in history at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Greensboro trip itinerary app.

Bengaluru, India to Greensboro is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Greensboro is minus 10.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Greensboro can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Greensboro

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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North Carolina Zoo ©
North Carolina Zoo
Greensboro Science Center ©
Greensboro Science Center
Greensboro Children's Museum ©
Greensboro Children's Museum

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Bring the kids along to Pullen Park and JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at North Carolina Museum of Art and Marbles Kids Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Raleigh: Simply Natural Creamery (in Ayden), Old Town Cemetery (in Hillsborough) and Durham (American Tobacco Campus, Duke University, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Umstead State Park, gain insight at North Carolina State University, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get to know the resident critters at Aloha Safari Zoo.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Raleigh route planner.

Drive from Greensboro to Raleigh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Charlotte.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park
Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum
Museum of Life + Science ©
Museum of Life + Science

6
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Charlotte

Charlotte ©

The Queen City

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.
Attractions like Discovery Place Science and Levine Museum of the New South make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to BB&T Ballpark and Dan Nicholas Park. Get out of town with these interesting Charlotte side-trips: Stewart Haas Racing (in Kannapolis), Tiger World (in Rockwell) and The Pit Indoor Kart Racing (in Mooresville). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Escape Kings, explore the galleries of Carolina Raptor Center, find something for the whole family at Carowinds, and have fun and explore at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Raleigh to Charlotte in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Discovery Place Science ©
Discovery Place Science
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville ©
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville
Dan Nicholas Park ©
Dan Nicholas Park

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zipline and Foggy Mountain Gem Mine. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tweetsie Railroad and Doc's Rocks Gem Mine. Get out of town with these interesting Blowing Rock side-trips: Emerald Village (in Little Switzerland), Linville Gorge (in Linville Falls) and Stone Mountain State Park (in Roaring Gap). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Flat Top Manor, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, immerse yourself in nature at Julian Price Memorial Park, and stop by Mast General Store.

Before you visit Blowing Rock, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Blowing Rock takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Charlotte in June: high temperatures in Blowing Rock hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Tweetsie Railroad ©
Tweetsie Railroad
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine ©
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kids will enjoy Western North Carolina Nature Center and Zipline. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pisgah National Forest and Basilica of Saint Lawrence. Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Hendersonville (Hands On! Children's Museum, Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, &more), Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard) and Lake Lure Flowering Bridge (in Lake Lure). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, get a taste of the local shopping with Woolworth Walk, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and look for gifts at Asheville Bee Charmer.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the Asheville tour builder site.

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Asheville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Blowing Rock, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Crystal Mountain Gem Mine ©
Crystal Mountain Gem Mine
Elijah Mountain Gem Mine ©
Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cherohala Skyway and Whiteside Mountain. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Carolina Outfitters. Change things up with these side-trips from Bryson City: Soco Falls (in Maggie Valley), Wehrloom Honey (in Robbinsville) and Rose Creek Mine (in Franklin). There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, admire the sheer force of Whitewater Falls, get a taste of the local shopping with Elizabeth Ellison Gallery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bryson City online trip planner.

Getting from Asheville to Bryson City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bryson City can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Horseback Riding Tours
Oconaluftee Islands Park ©
Oconaluftee Islands Park

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kids will enjoy Surf City Pier and Cape Fear Serpentarium. Discover out-of-the-way places like Holden Beach and Bellamy Mansion. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilmington: Federal Point History Center (in Carolina Beach), Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Jacksonville) and Surf City (Topsail Island Trading Company, Soundside Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Hammocks Beach State Park, stop by Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry, examine the collection at Wilmington Railroad Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Fort Fisher State Historic Site.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wilmington trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Bryson City to Wilmington takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bryson City in July: high temperatures in Wilmington hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Surf City Pier ©
Surf City Pier
Spas

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Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Step off the beaten path and head to North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island and Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse. Kids will appreciate attractions like Elizabethan Gardens and Jumpmasters Trampoline Park. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, contemplate the long history of Island Farm, take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit, and shop like a local with Dare County Arts Council.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Manteo online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Wilmington to Manteo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Manteo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nags Head.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island ©
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site ©
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse ©
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

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Nags Head

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Currituck Beach and Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Whalehead Club and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Get out of town with these interesting Nags Head side-trips: Corolla (Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more), Carova Beach (in Carova) and Ocracoke (Springers Point, British Cemetery, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 24th (Wed) at H2OBX Waterpark. There's lots more to do: stroll around Jockey's Ridge State Park, contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, have some family-friendly fun at Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf, and pause for some photo ops at The Monument to a Century of Flight.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nags Head trip builder website.

Nags Head is just a stone's throw from Manteo. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will leave for home on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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