7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive to Cedar Island, NC, Ferry to Ocracoke
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Ocracoke
— 1 day
Drive
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Wrightsville Beach
— 1 night
Drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport

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Bryson City

— 1 night
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 11th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Elizabeth Ellison Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bryson City online trip builder.

Boston to Bryson City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In August, daily temperatures in Bryson City can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping

Side Trip

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Do your shopping at New Morning Gallery and Woolworth Walk. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy, indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get a taste of the local shopping with River Arts District.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville route maker.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ocracoke

— 1 day
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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocracoke Beach Fires, then look for gifts at Books to Be Red, then take in the exciting artwork at Over the Moon, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ocracoke driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Asheville to Ocracoke in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Asheville in August since evenings lows in Ocracoke dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Wrightsville Beach.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Wrightsville Beach

— 1 night
Wrightsville Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take a stroll through Historic District and then kick back and relax at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Wrightsville Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Ocracoke to Wrightsville Beach in 5.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wrightsville Beach

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.