7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip itinerary builder

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Drive
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Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
Fly
4
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Fly

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Bryson City

— 1 night
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and then stop by Bryson City Outdoors. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Nantahala on the Fly, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then head outdoors with Carolina Outfitters.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bryson City day trip planning tool.

Nashville to Bryson City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Traveling from Nashville to Bryson City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in July, things will get slightly colder in Bryson City: highs are around 83°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

Plan trip to Asheville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Bryson City to Asheville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Asheville are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Adventure

Side Trips

Blowing Rock

— 1 night
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. On the 15th (Thu), stop by Mast General Store, then take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Blowing Rock online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Asheville to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Asheville in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Blowing Rock: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills

— 2 nights
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Back Country Safari Tours, then see Off-Road Tours, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then browse the exhibits of Wright Brothers National Memorial.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kill Devil Hills trip planner.

Getting from Blowing Rock to Kill Devil Hills by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Blowing Rock in July, expect Kill Devil Hills to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.