8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Concord
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Harkers Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
New Bern
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Kill Devil Hills
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dallas

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 6th (Fri), shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Dallas to Asheville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Asheville. Traveling from Dallas in July, things will get little chillier in Asheville: highs are around 83°F and lows about 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Concord.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

1
night
Concord

Concord ©
Concord is a city in Cabarrus County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Charlotte Motor Speedway and then get some fabulous bargains at Concord Mills Mall.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Concord day trip planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Concord in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. When traveling from Asheville in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Concord: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Harkers Island.

Things to do in Concord

Shopping Nightlife Fun & Games
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Concord Mills ©
Concord Mills
Charlotte Motor Speedway ©
Charlotte Motor Speedway

2
nights
Harkers Island

Harkers Island ©
Harkers Island is a census-designated place (CDP) in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Shackleford Banks. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Cape Lookout National Seashore.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Harkers Island online visit planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Concord to Harkers Island. July in Harkers Island sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Bern.

Things to do in Harkers Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Shackleford Banks ©
Shackleford Banks

1
night
New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. On the 12th (Thu), browse the exhibits of North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, then stop by Mitchell Hardware, and then stop by Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New Bern itinerary planner.

Drive from Harkers Island to New Bern in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in New Bern can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in New Bern

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola ©
Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola
Mitchell Hardware ©
Mitchell Hardware

few
hours
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and then get your game on at Life on a Sandbar.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kill Devil Hills itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from New Bern to Kill Devil Hills takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Nags Head
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Life On A Sandbar ©
Life On A Sandbar

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