7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Step out of Asheville with an excursion to Zipline in Lake Lure--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Philadelphia to Asheville is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in August since evenings lows in Asheville dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Zipline
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Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Room Escape Games

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Nantahala Brewing Company.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bryson City route planner .

Getting from Asheville to Bryson City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bryson City can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 22nd (Thu), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at Battle House, then brush up on your military savvy at Battleship North Carolina, and finally look for gifts at Old Books on Front Street.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilmington trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bryson City to Wilmington takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryson City in August: high temperatures in Wilmington hover around 88°F and lows are around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games Shopping
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Battle House ©
Battle House
Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

2
nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then stroll around Jockey's Ridge State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind The Monument to a Century of Flight. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and then take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kill Devil Hills trip planner .

Drive from Wilmington to Kill Devil Hills in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nags Head, Corolla, The Monument to a Century of Flight
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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