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
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Wrightsville Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Ocracoke
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Corolla
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Linville
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bryson City
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

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Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach ©
Wrightsville Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Wrightsville Beach trip itinerary site .

New York City to Wrightsville Beach is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In July in Wrightsville Beach, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Wrightsville Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©

2
nights
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 8th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Beach Fires and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocracoke Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ocracoke visit planner .

Traveling by car from Wrightsville Beach to Ocracoke takes 5.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Ocracoke

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Springers Point ©
Springers Point
Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse

1
night
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): kick back and relax at Carova Beach, enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, stroll through Currituck Beach, and then trek along Currituck Banks Reserve.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Corolla trip maker tool .

Getting from Ocracoke to Corolla by combination of ferry and car takes about 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Corolla are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Linville.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Carova Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Carova Beach ©
Carova Beach

1
day
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 12th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Linville Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rough Ridge Lookout.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Linville online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Corolla to Linville takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Corolla in July; daily highs in Linville reach 78°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Linville

Nature Parks Wildlife

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Linville Gorge
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Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 13th (Sat), examine the collection at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Nantahala Brewing Company.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bryson City trip planner .

Drive from Linville to Bryson City in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Nantahala Brewing Company ©
Nantahala Brewing Company

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