7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Wilmington
— 1 day
Drive
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New Bern
— 1 night
Fly
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Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bryson City
— 1 night
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Wilmington

— 1 day
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, then stop by Cape Fear Spice Merchants, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Wilmington trip itinerary website.

London, UK to Wilmington is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Wilmington. In June, Wilmington is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to New Bern.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

New Bern

— 1 night
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at New Berne Antiques and Collectibles, get into the urban bustle at New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, then stop by Mitchell Hardware, then view the masterpieces at Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Fine Art at Baxters.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Bern trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to New Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in New Bern

Shopping · Museums

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 26th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Blue Spiral 1, view the masterpieces at Ariel Gallery, shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks, wander the streets of Biltmore Village, then take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at American Folk Art & Framing, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then shop like a local with Philip DeAngelo Studio, then take a stroll through River Arts District, and finally shop like a local with Woolworth Walk.

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Getting from New Bern to Asheville by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New Bern in June; daily highs in Asheville reach 33°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trip

Bryson City

— 1 night
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for gifts at Bryson City Outdoors, then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bryson City holiday maker site.

You can drive from Asheville to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Bryson City are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games

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.