8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip builder

Make it your trip
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bryson City
— 2 nights
Drive to McGhee Tyson Airport, Fly to King Fahd International Airport

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Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Take a break from the city and head to Blue Ridge Pkwy and Glen Falls. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at O.P. Taylor's and Lexington Glassworks. Venture out of the city with trips to Devil's Courthouse (in Pisgah Forest), Dry Falls (in Highlands) and Zipline (in Lake Lure). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, shop like a local with River Arts District, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and view the masterpieces at Woolworth Walk.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Asheville is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Dammam in July, things will get cooler in Asheville: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Bryson City

— 2 nights
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 22nd (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and then stop by Bryson City Outdoors.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bryson City road trip site.

Drive from Asheville to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. In July in Bryson City, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Fun & Games

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
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.