8 days in North Carolina & Green Cove Springs Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina & Green Cove Springs Itinerary

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Nags Head
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Brevard
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryson City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Green Cove Springs
— 1 night
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Nags Head — 1 night

Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
On the 1st (Sun), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park and then contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nags Head trip itinerary planner.

Jacksonville to Nags Head is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. When traveling from Jacksonville in August, plan for little chillier days in Nags Head, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to Asheville.
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Asheville — 2 nights

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then stop by New Morning Gallery, and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Western North Carolina Nature Center, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Asheville journey planner.

You can fly from Nags Head to Asheville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nags Head in August, Asheville is slightly colder at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brevard.
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Brevard — 1 night

Brevard is a city in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States, with a population of 7,609 as of the 2010 Census. On the 5th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours and then go deep underground at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brevard attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Brevard takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Brevard, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bryson City.
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Bryson City — 2 nights

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian and then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bryson City road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Brevard to Bryson City in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Green Cove Springs.
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Green Cove Springs — 1 night

Green Cove Springs is a hydrological spring and a city in Clay County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll around Camp Chowenwaw Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum of North Florida, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Green Cove Springs.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Green Cove Springs route tool.

You can drive from Bryson City to Green Cove Springs in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, Green Cove Springs is somewhat warmer than Bryson City - with highs of 92°F and lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.
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North Carolina travel guide

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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.
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