7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Harkers Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Linville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bryson City
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Harkers Island

Harkers Island ©
Harkers Island is a census-designated place (CDP) in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Lookout National Seashore.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Harkers Island trip planning site .

New York City to Harkers Island is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. In August, daytime highs in Harkers Island are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Linville.

Things to do in Harkers Island

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Cape Lookout Lighthouse ©
Cape Lookout Lighthouse

1
night
Linville

Linville ©
Linville is a community centered just south of the US 221 and NC 105 intersection in Avery County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore by horseback at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grandfather Mountain.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Linville trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Harkers Island to Linville. Traveling from Harkers Island in August, expect Linville to be a bit cooler, temps between 76°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Linville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
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Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then cruise along Blueridge Parkway. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium, and then delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Asheville driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Linville to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Linville in August: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 83°F and lows are around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Team ECCO Aquarium & Shark Lab, Blue Ridge Pkwy, DuPont State Recreational Forest
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DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

1
day
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 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bryson City itinerary builder app .

Getting from Asheville to Bryson City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

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