60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip planner

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Fly to Charlotte, Train to Greensboro
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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
Drive
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Asheville
— 7 nights
Drive
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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

— 5 nights
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Greensboro Science Center and Floyd's City Barbershop. Attractions like North Carolina Zoo and Greensboro Children's Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Winston Salem (Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, Kaleideum North, &more), Richland Creek Canopy Tours (in Asheboro) and Mount Airy (Downtown Mt. Airy & The Mount Airy Visitors Center). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, don't miss a visit to Mendenhall Homeplace, stroll through Conservators Center, and take in the awesome beauty at Hanging Rock State 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 26.5-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

Raleigh

— 7 nights

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 North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Marbles Kids Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pullen Park and JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University. Change things up with these side-trips from Raleigh: Simply Natural Creamery (in Ayden), Durham (American Tobacco Campus, Duke University, &more) and Old Town Cemetery (in Hillsborough). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, stroll through Fletcher Park, admire the natural beauty at North Carolina Botanical Garden, and gain insight at North Carolina State University.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Raleigh driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Greensboro to Raleigh takes 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 your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Charlotte.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Charlotte

— 6 nights

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 BB&T Ballpark make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Escape Kings and Carolina Raptor Center. Get out of town with these interesting Charlotte side-trips: Tiger World (in Rockwell), Dan Nicholas Park (in Salisbury) and The Pit Indoor Kart Racing (in Mooresville). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Levine Museum of the New South, steep yourself in history at Reed Gold Mine, head outdoors with Stewart Haas Racing, and find something for the whole family at Carowinds.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Charlotte itinerary tool.

You can fly from Raleigh to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Blowing Rock

— 6 nights
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zipline and Flat Top Manor. 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: Stone Mountain State Park (in Roaring Gap), Emerald Village (in Little Switzerland) and Linville Gorge (in Linville Falls). There's still lots to do: go deep underground at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, 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 fly; or take a bus. 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

Asheville

— 7 nights

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 Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Basilica of Saint Lawrence. Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Lake Lure Flowering Bridge (in Lake Lure), Hendersonville (Hands On! Children's Museum & Mineral & Lapidary Museum) and Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Pisgah National Forest, admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy, immerse yourself in nature at Mount Mitchell State Park, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Asheville day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Blowing Rock to Asheville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Blowing Rock in June, you will find days in Asheville are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (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 · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Bryson City

— 5 nights
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 Carolina Outfitters. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Mountain Farm Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bryson City: Wehrloom Honey (in Robbinsville), Rose Creek Mine (in Franklin) and Soco Falls (in Maggie Valley). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain, admire the sheer force of Whitewater Falls, get a taste of the local shopping with Elizabeth Ellison Gallery, and take in the dramatic natural features 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 catch the flight to Wilmington.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 7 nights
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 Bellamy Mansion. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hammocks Beach State Park and Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilmington: Federal Point History Center (in Carolina Beach), Holden Beach (in Holden Beach) and Surf City (Topsail Island Trading Company, Soundside Park, &more). There's lots more to do: stop by Cape Fear Serpentarium, see the interesting displays at Wilmington Railroad Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Southport Pier and RIverwalk, and wander the streets of Downtown Wilmington.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Wilmington road trip planning tool.

Getting from Bryson City to Wilmington by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryson City in July, expect Wilmington to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 4 nights
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 Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. Kids will appreciate attractions like Elizabethan Gardens and Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit, steep yourself in history at Island Farm, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Roanoke Island Festival Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Manteo route maker tool.

You can drive from Wilmington to Manteo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In July in Manteo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Nags Head

— 10 nights
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 Bodie Island Lighthouse and Whalehead Club. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum and Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. Change things up with these side-trips from Nags Head: Ocracoke (Springers Point, British Cemetery, &more), Carova Beach (in Carova) and Corolla (Currituck Beach, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial, have some family-friendly fun at Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf, and pause for some photo ops at 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

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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History Museums · 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.