8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Nags Head
— Few hours
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Ocracoke
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights

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Nags Head

Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
On the 21st (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then pause for some photo ops at The Monument to a Century of Flight.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Nags Head trip planner.

Raleigh to Nags Head is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Raleigh in July, expect nights in Nags Head to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 85°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Ocracoke.

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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 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point, contemplate the long history of British Cemetery, and then stroll through Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ocracoke attractions planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Nags Head to Ocracoke in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ocracoke can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Springers Point
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Cemetery
British Cemetery
4.5

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Wilmington

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
You'll get in some beach time at Oak Island Beach and Holden Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wilmington: Haag and Sons Seafood (in Oak Island) and Spas (in Surf City). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery and take a stroll through Downtown Wilmington.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilmington trip planner.

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, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Discover out-of-the-way places like New Belgium Brewing Company and Asheville Drum Circle. Head to Woolworth Walk and Asheville Bee Charmerfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Whitewater Falls (in Sapphire), Max Patch (in Hot Springs) and Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards (in Hendersonville). It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Craggy Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Wilmington to Asheville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Asheville is slightly colder than Wilmington - with highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Must see
Whitewater Falls
4.8
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Max Patch
4.8
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Winery / Vineyard
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
4.7

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