60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina route builder
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Greensboro
— 6 nights
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Asheville
— 7 nights
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Bryson City
— 5 nights
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Charlotte
— 7 nights
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Wilmington
— 7 nights
Drive to Cedar Island, NC, Ferry to Ocracoke
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Ocracoke
— 3 nights
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Hatteras Island
— 7 nights
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 5 nights
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Corolla
— 5 nights
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Raleigh
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Greensboro — 6 nights

Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Get in touch with nature at Tanglewood Park and Conservators Center. Museum-lovers will get to explore International Civil Rights Center & Museum and Greensboro Science Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Greensboro: North Carolina Zoo (in Asheboro), Zipline (in Archdale) and Mount Airy (The Andy Griffith Museum, Downtown Mt. Airy, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Greensboro History Museum, play a few rounds at Bryan Park - Players and Champions Courses, admire the masterpieces at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and stroll around LeBauer Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Greensboro day trip app.

Durham to Greensboro is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Greensboro are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Asheville.
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Asheville — 7 nights

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get outdoors at Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours and Blue Ridge Pkwy. Kids will appreciate attractions like Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and Bald Mountain Golf Course. Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Grandfather Mountain (in Linville), DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at The North Carolina Arboretum. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Woolworth Walk, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pisgah National Forest, and stroll through Western North Carolina Nature Center.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville tour planning site.

Getting from Greensboro to Asheville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. May in Asheville sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bryson City.
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Bryson City — 5 nights

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Dry Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Old Edwards Club and The Ridges Golf Club. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bryson City: Bridal Veil Falls (in Highlands) and Mingo Falls (in Cherokee). There's still lots to do: tee off at Sequoyah National Golf Club, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, explore and take pictures at Cherohala Skyway, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsali Recreation Area.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bryson City trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Bryson City can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Charlotte.
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Charlotte — 7 nights

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 outdoors at Lake Norman Miniature Golf and The Golf Club at Ballantyne. Kids will enjoy NASCAR Hall of Fame and Joe Gibbs Racing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlotte: The Lazy 5 Ranch (in Mooresville), Stonebridge Golf Club (in Monroe) and Crowders Mountain State Park (in Kings Mountain). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Hendrick Motorsports Complex, engage your brain at Discovery Place Science, stroll through Carolina Raptor Center, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at NoDa Brewing Company.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte trip planner.

Fly from Bryson City to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryson City in June, with highs in Charlotte at 88°F and lows at 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Wilmington.
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Wilmington — 7 nights

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Escape the urban bustle at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex and Hammocks Beach State Park. Attractions like Sacred Willow Spa and Bald Head Island Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Wilmington side-trips: North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (in Kure Beach), Oak Island (The Point & Oak Island Beach) and River Landing (in Wallace). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Historic District, tee off at Lockwood Folly Country Club, kick back and relax at Holden Beach, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Wilmington itinerary site.

Getting from Charlotte to Wilmington by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ocracoke.
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Ocracoke — 3 nights

Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. Get outdoors at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach and Crystal Coast Lady Cruises. Family-friendly places like Ocracoke Beach and Stillwater Spa & Wellness will thrill your kids. Step out of Ocracoke to go to Beaufort and see North Carolina Maritime Museum, which is approximately 3h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum and get great views at Outer Banks National Scenic Byway.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ocracoke online journey planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Wilmington to Ocracoke in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Wilmington, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ocracoke, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Hatteras Island.
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Hatteras Island — 7 nights

Family-friendly places like Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Canadian Hole will thrill your kids. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Frisco Beach and Salvo Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hatteras Island side-trips: Kill Devil Hills (Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf & Wright Brothers National Memorial), Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum (in Rodanthe) and Kitty Hawk (Outer Banks Yoga & Duck Woods Country Club).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hatteras Island trip planning app.

You can ride a ferry from Ocracoke to Hatteras Island in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Manteo.
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Manteo, Roanoke Island — 5 nights

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kids will enjoy Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Coquina Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Paradise Dolphin Cruises and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, contemplate the long history of Island Farm, and admire the natural beauty at Elizabethan Gardens.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Manteo day trip site.

You can drive from Hatteras Island to Manteo in 1.5 hours. In July in Manteo, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Corolla.
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Corolla — 5 nights

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Family-friendly places like Back Country Safari Tours and Currituck Beach will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at Carova Beach and Currituck Banks Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corolla: Sound Golf Links at Albemarle Plantation (in Hertford) and The Pointe Golf Club (in Powells Point). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, play a few rounds at The Grass Course, soothe aching muscles at Corolla Yoga, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Corolla trip app.

Traveling by car from Manteo to Corolla takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Corolla can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Raleigh.
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Raleigh — 7 nights

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
You'll explore and learn at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Gregg Museum of Art & Design. Step out of the city life by going to Tobacco Road Golf Club and Pinehurst Course Number 8. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Raleigh: Pine Needles Golf Club (in Southern Pines), Sylvan Heights Bird Park (in Scotland Neck) and Durham (Golden Belt Historic District & Sarah P. Duke Gardens). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, take a stroll through North Hills, play a few rounds at Legacy Golf Links, and walk around Pullen Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Raleigh itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Corolla to Raleigh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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North Carolina travel guide

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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.
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