8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina route planner
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Bryson City
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Charlotte
— 1 night
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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 3rd (Sun): relax and float downstream with Carolina Outfitters and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Tuckaseegee Fly Shop, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Tsali Recreation Area.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryson City travel route planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Bryson City is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Jeddah to Bryson City. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jeddah in July: highs in Bryson City hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Asheville.
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Asheville — 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Parkway, and then shop like a local with Woolworth Walk. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks, then shop like a local with New Morning Gallery, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally go deep underground at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Goat Farm.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Asheville travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. In July in Asheville, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Wilmington.
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Wilmington — 1 night

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 7th (Thu), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Front Street Brewery.

You can plan Wilmington trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Fly from Asheville to Wilmington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Wilmington when traveling from Asheville in July, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Charlotte.
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Charlotte — 1 night

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Carowinds and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Charlotte road trip planning website.

Getting from Wilmington to Charlotte by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly 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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