60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + bus:  27​h
1
Greensboro
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Raleigh
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Charlotte
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Blowing Rock
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Asheville
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Bryson City
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Wilmington
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​min
9
Nags Head
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Bengaluru

5
nights
Greensboro

Greensboro ©
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Greensboro Science Center and Greensboro Children's Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like North Carolina Zoo and Richland Creek Canopy Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Winston Salem (Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, SciWorks, & more), Mount Airy (Floyd's City Barbershop, Downtown Mt. Airy, & more) and Hanging Rock State Park (in Danbury). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, stroll around Triad Park, identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center, and don't miss a visit to Mendenhall Homeplace.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Greensboro tour planner.

Bengaluru, India to Greensboro is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Greensboro, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Greensboro are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Greensboro

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Winston Salem, Mount Airy, Asheboro, Burlington, Hanging Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Greensboro Children's Museum ©
Greensboro Children's Museum
North Carolina Zoo ©
North Carolina Zoo
Greensboro Science Center ©
Greensboro Science Center

7
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Marbles Kids Museum and Museum of Life + Science. Bring the kids along to Pullen Park and Aloha Safari Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Town Cemetery (in Hillsborough), Simply Natural Creamery (in Ayden) and Durham (American Tobacco Campus, Duke University, & more). The adventure continues: get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, admire all the interesting features of North Carolina State University, and identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Raleigh holiday planner.

Getting from Greensboro to Raleigh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Durham, Chapel Hill, Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Old Town Cemetery, Simply Natural Creamery
Highlights from your plan
Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum
Museum of Life + Science ©
Museum of Life + Science
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Discovery Place Science and Escape Kings. Kids will appreciate attractions like Carowinds and The Pit Indoor Kart Racing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlotte: Dan Nicholas Park (in Salisbury), Stewart Haas Racing (in Kannapolis) and Tiger World (in Rockwell). And it doesn't end there: get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, examine the collection at Carolinas Aviation Museum, contemplate the long history of Reed Gold Mine, and explore the galleries of Carolina Raptor Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte trip builder app .

Drive from Raleigh to Charlotte in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 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

Side Trips

Huntersville, Reed Gold Mine, The Schiele Museum of Natural History, Dan Nicholas Park, N.C.Korean War Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Place Science ©
Discovery Place Science
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville ©
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville
Dan Nicholas Park ©
Dan Nicholas Park

6
nights
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock ©
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tweetsie Railroad and Zipline. Kids will enjoy Doc's Rocks Gem Mine and Foggy Mountain Gem Mine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blowing Rock: Linville Gorge (in Linville Falls), Emerald Village (in Little Switzerland) and Stone Mountain State Park (in Roaring Gap). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Flat Top Manor, learn about winemaking at Grandfather Vineyard & Winery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blowing Rock Brewery, and look for gifts at Mast General Store.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Blowing Rock day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Blowing Rock takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in June; daily highs in Blowing Rock reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Boone, Valle Crucis, Grandfather Mountain, Linn Cove Viaduct, Stone Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine ©
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine
Tweetsie Railroad ©
Tweetsie Railroad
Zipline

7
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zipline and Food Tours. Family-friendly places like Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Western North Carolina Nature Center will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard), Lake Lure Flowering Bridge (in Lake Lure) and Hendersonville (Hands On! Children's Museum & Mineral & Lapidary Museum). Make the 30th (Sun) an awe-inspiring day at Pisgah National Forest. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Parkway, and steep yourself in history at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Asheville trip maker app .

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Asheville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Blowing Rock in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hendersonville, Lake Lure, Mount Mitchell State Park, Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Elijah Mountain Gem Mine ©
Elijah Mountain Gem Mine
Crystal Mountain Gem Mine ©
Crystal Mountain Gem Mine

5
nights
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Explore hidden gems such as Carolina Outfitters and Horseback Riding Tours. Attractions like Oconaluftee Islands Park and River Rafting & Tubing make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Wehrloom Honey (in Robbinsville), Soco Falls (in Maggie Valley) and Rose Creek Mine (in Franklin). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Cherohala Skyway, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, get engrossed in the history at Mountain Farm Museum, and shop like a local with Elizabeth Ellison Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bryson City journey maker .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cherokee, Rose Creek Mine, Soco Falls, Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, Whiteside Mountain
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Rose Creek Mine ©
Rose Creek Mine
Oconaluftee Islands Park ©
Oconaluftee Islands Park

7
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center and Oak Island Beach. Bring the kids along to Holden Beach and Cape Fear Serpentarium. Explore Wilmington's surroundings by going to Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial (in Jacksonville), Hammocks Beach State Park (in Swansboro) and Surf City (Topsail Island Trading Company, Soundside Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Bellamy Mansion, take a leisurely stroll along Southport Pier and RIverwalk, step on board at Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry, and brush up on your military savvy at Fort Fisher State Historic Site.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilmington vacation planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Bryson City to Wilmington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryson City in July, things will get a bit warmer in Wilmington: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Surf City, Southport, Carolina Beach, Oak Island, Kure Beach
Highlights from your plan
Holden Beach ©
Holden Beach
Surf City Pier ©
Surf City Pier

4
nights
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 Island Farm. Bring the kids along to Jumpmasters Trampoline Park and Roanoke Island Festival Park. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Elizabethan Gardens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling, take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit, and shop like a local with Dare County Arts Council.

Discover how to plan a Manteo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's 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 flight, bus, and car. In July, daytime highs in Manteo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nags Head.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jumpmasters Trampoline Park ©
Jumpmasters Trampoline Park
Island Farm ©
Island Farm

10
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jockey's Ridge State Park and Carova Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nags Head: Corolla (Whalehead Club, Currituck Beach, & more), Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum (in Rodanthe) 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 much more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, appreciate the history behind The Monument to a Century of Flight, and get in on the family fun at Full Throttle Speedway.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nags Head travel itinerary planner .

Nags Head is just a short distance from Manteo. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Corolla, Ocracoke, Rodanthe, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk
Highlights from your plan
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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