7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Drive
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Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive
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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
Fly

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Wilmington

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Camp, then take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and then stop by Cape Fear Spice Merchants. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Bellamy Mansion, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex.

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

New Bern to Wilmington is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

3
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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Lake Lure (Zipline, Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Biltmore, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, look for gifts at Colin's Creatures, and browse the collection at The Folk Art Center.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Asheville trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Wilmington to Asheville by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Wilmington in July; daily highs in Asheville reach 84°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

1
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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet, then examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bryson City day trip planner.

Getting from Asheville to Bryson City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Fun & Games

Side Trip

1
night
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Blowing Rock online trip builder.

Drive from Bryson City to Blowing Rock in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Bryson City in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Blowing Rock, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · 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.