7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Asheville
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
New Bern
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Ocracoke
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Miami

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Appreciate the collections at New Morning Gallery and St.Claire Art. Head to Philip DeAngelo Studio and Woolworth Walkfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Waynesville (Barber Orchard Fruitstand & Cedar Hill Studio & Gallery), Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley) and Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shops (in Dillsboro). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Parkway, take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks, get a taste of the local shopping with Blue Spiral 1, and wander the streets of River Arts District.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville visit planning tool .

Miami to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Miami in October, expect nights in Asheville to be colder, around 47°F, while days are little chillier, around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Bern.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Waynesville, Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shops, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
Philip DeAngelo Studio ©
Philip DeAngelo Studio

1
night
New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. On the 18th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Fine Art at Baxters, steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola, then contemplate the long history of North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at New Berne Antiques and Collectibles.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read New Bern tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Asheville to New Bern takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Asheville in October, things will get a bit warmer in New Bern: highs are around 77°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ocracoke.

Things to do in New Bern

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola ©
Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola
Fine Art at Baxters ©
Fine Art at Baxters

1
night
Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. On the 19th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocracoke Beach Fires, then view the masterpieces at Over the Moon, and then kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ocracoke attractions planning tool .

You can drive from New Bern to Ocracoke in 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New Bern in October since evenings lows in Ocracoke dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Over the Moon ©
Over the Moon

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 20th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then shop like a local with The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery, and then contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Kill Devil Hills tour website .

You can drive from Ocracoke to Kill Devil Hills in 3 hours. October in Kill Devil Hills sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bodie Island Lighthouse
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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