8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Corolla
— 2 nights
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Ocracoke
— 1 day
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Bryson City
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 1 night

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Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Get a sense of the local culture at Whalehead Club and Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Change things up with a short trip to Carova Beach in Carova (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, hike along Currituck Banks Reserve, and kick back and relax at Currituck Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Corolla trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Raleigh to Corolla is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. July in Corolla sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ocracoke.

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Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point, then kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, and then stroll the grounds of British Cemetery.

Plan my day in Ocracoke using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Corolla to Ocracoke in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Springers Point
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British Cemetery
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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the striking features of Bellamy Mansion, wander the streets of Downtown Wilmington, and then stroll through Oak Island Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, then stop by The Veggie Wagon, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Wilmington visit app.

Getting from Ocracoke to Wilmington by combination of ferry and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bryson City.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure

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Bryson City

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 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Smoky Mountain Trains Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Mountain Farm Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bryson City online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Wilmington to Bryson City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, Bryson City is a bit cooler than Wilmington - with highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Museums · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

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Specialty Museum
Smoky Mountain Trains Museum
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Asheville

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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 28th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Craggy Gardens, contemplate the long history of Grovewood Village, then view the masterpieces at Woolworth Walk, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Asheville day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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