7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Linville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bryson City
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dallas

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery. On the next day, learn about all things military at Battleship NORTH CAROLINA and then kick back and relax at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Wilmington trip maker website .

Dallas to Wilmington is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Wilmington due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in June, things will get little chillier in Wilmington: highs are around 88°F and lows about 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Linville.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens

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 12th (Tue): explore by horseback at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Linville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Linville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. In June, Linville is slightly colder than Wilmington - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Linville

Parks Nature Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Biltmore Estate, cruise along Blueridge Parkway, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville holiday maker app .

Getting from Linville to Asheville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, DuPont State Recreational Forest
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest

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 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bryson City online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Asheville to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. In June in Bryson City, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

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