7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bryson City road trip planning website .

Kansas City to Bryson City is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In June, Bryson City is a bit cooler than Kansas City - with highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum and then cruise along Blue Ridge Parkway. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Asheville trip builder .

You can drive from Bryson City to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In June in Asheville, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kill Devil Hills.

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
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

1
night
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind The Monument to a Century of Flight. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours, then visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, and finally take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kill Devil Hills trip maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Asheville to Kill Devil Hills in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Asheville in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kill Devil Hills, with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Wilmington.

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 ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Outer Banks Old Time Photos ©
Outer Banks Old Time Photos

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night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 4th (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then brush up on your military savvy at Battleship North Carolina.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Wilmington day trip tool .

Drive from Kill Devil Hills to Wilmington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In July in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
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Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

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