7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Lake Lure
— 1 day
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Marshall
— 2 nights
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Bryson City
— 1 night
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Corolla
— 2 nights
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Surf City, Topsail Island
— 1 night

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Lake Lure

Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with Cedar Creek Riding Stables, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then take in the views from Lake Lure Flowering Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lake Lure trip itinerary maker app.

Durham to Lake Lure is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Lake Lure can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marshall.

Things to do in Lake Lure

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
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Zipline
Lake Lure Flowering Bridge ©
Lake Lure Flowering Bridge
Cedar Creek Riding Stables ©
Cedar Creek Riding Stables

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Marshall

Marshall ©
Marshall is a town in Madison County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): experience rural life at Carolina Bison Farm, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then kick your exploration up a notch at French Broad Adventures. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Ridge Mountains and then explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marshall trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lake Lure to Marshall in 1.5 hours. In August in Marshall, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Marshall

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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French Broad Adventures ©
French Broad Adventures
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Horseback Riding Tours

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Bryson City

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 (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bryson City using our trip planner.

Getting from Marshall to Bryson City by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bryson City can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Adventure · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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

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Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 12th (Wed), kick back and relax at Currituck Beach, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, find your balance on the water with Coastal Explorations, and then take a memorable tour with Corolla Adventure Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Corolla trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and car from Bryson City to Corolla in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryson City in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Corolla, with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Surf City.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
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Back Country Safari Tours ©
Back Country Safari Tours
Off-Road Tours
Corolla Adventure Park ©
Corolla Adventure Park

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Surf City, Topsail Island

Surf City ©
Surf City is a town in Pender and Onslow counties in the U.S. On the 14th (Fri), stop by Topsail Island Trading Company, get some thrills out on the water with Surf City Jet Ski Rentals, then walk around Soundside Park, and finally step off the mainland to explore Topsail Island.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Surf City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Corolla to Surf City in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Surf City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Surf City Jet Ski Rentals ©
Surf City Jet Ski Rentals
Topsail Island ©
Topsail Island
Soundside Park ©
Soundside Park

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