7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina holiday planner
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Bryson City
— 1 day
— 2 nights
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
— 1 night
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Fly to Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field, Drive to Conway


Bryson City — 1 day

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll around Oconaluftee Islands Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryson City day trip website.

Conway to Bryson City is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Conway to Bryson City is 1 hour. Traveling from Conway in August, things will get slightly colder in Bryson City: highs are around 82°F and lows about 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Asheville.
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Asheville — 2 nights

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Canopy Ridge Farm. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and then take a peaceful walk through Pisgah National Forest.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Corolla.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks
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Corolla — 1 night

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Your day by day itinerary now includes North Beach Watersports as well as Wild Horse Adventure Tours.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Corolla trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Asheville to Corolla takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Asheville in August since evenings lows in Corolla dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Manteo.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Manteo, Roanoke Island — 1 night

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Manteo trip builder.

Traveling by car from Corolla to Manteo takes 1.5 hours. August in Manteo sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Wilmington.
Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Wilmington — 2 nights

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 12th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Wrightsville Beach Brewery, then see what you can catch with Feel Good Fishing Charters & Adventures, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Front Street Brewery.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Wilmington online trip maker.

Getting from Manteo to Wilmington by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sat).
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

North Carolina travel guide

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.