11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
1
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Bryson City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Charlotte
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Chapel Hill
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
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.
Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library and then identify plant and animal life at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Charlotte trip builder website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Charlotte. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. You'll set off for Bryson City on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve
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Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library

3
nights
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pincu Pottery. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Pincu Pottery and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bryson City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Bryson City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Charlotte in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bryson City: highs are around 83°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Clingmans Dome
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River Rafting & Tubing
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Pincu Pottery ©
Pincu Pottery

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, then view the masterpieces at Cedar Hill Studio & Gallery, and then see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through River Arts District, then get a taste of the local shopping with Biltmore Village, then shop like a local with New Morning Gallery, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Asheville using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. July in Asheville sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Cedar Hill Studio & Gallery, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery

few
hours
Charlotte

Charlotte
On the 29th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Catholic Church.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Charlotte trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Asheville to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Asheville in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Charlotte: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks Nightlife Museums

3
nights
Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill ©
Chapel Hill is a town in Durham and Orange Counties, and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care. You've now added University of North Carolina to your itinerary. On the 30th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Carolina Basketball Museum, then gain insight at University of North Carolina, then see the sky in a new way at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Conservators Center, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Curious Peddler, contemplate the long history of Ayr Mount Historic Site, then explore the world behind art at Ackland Art Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at FRANK Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chapel Hill trip planner .

Getting from Charlotte to Chapel Hill by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Chapel Hill are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Chapel Hill

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Mebane, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, Ayr Mount Historic Site, Conservators Center
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Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
The Carolina Basketball Museum ©
The Carolina Basketball Museum
Ayr Mount Historic Site ©
Ayr Mount Historic Site

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