7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Asheville
— 1 night
Drive
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Blowing Rock
— 2 nights
Fly
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corolla
— 1 night
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Drive to Norfolk International Airport, Fly to Logan International Airport, Drive to Dennis

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Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 1st (Thu), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, hike along Bearwallow Mountain, and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with St.Claire Art, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then surround yourself with nature on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip planner.

Dennis to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Blowing Rock

— 2 nights
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. On the 3rd (Sat), ride a horse along Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, head outdoors with High Mountain Expeditions, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rough Ridge Lookout, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Linville Falls.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Blowing Rock trip app.

Drive from Asheville to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Asheville in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Blowing Rock: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly to Wilmington.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 2 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Island Beach, and then stroll through Holden Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, then stroll through Sea Turtle Camp, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wilmington trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Blowing Rock to Wilmington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, Wilmington is somewhat warmer than Blowing Rock - with highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Corolla

— 1 night
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours and then stroll through Currituck Beach.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Corolla trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Wilmington to Corolla in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Corolla are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

North Carolina travel guide

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History Museums · 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.