8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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West Jefferson
— 1 day
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Banner Elk
— 1 night
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Bryson City
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Surf City, Topsail Island
— 1 night

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West Jefferson

West Jefferson ©
West Jefferson is a town in Ashe County, North Carolina, United States. On the 24th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Jefferson State Park and then stop by Ashe County Cheese.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the West Jefferson trip itinerary planning app.

New York City to West Jefferson is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In July, West Jefferson is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 77°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Banner Elk.

Things to do in West Jefferson

Shopping · Parks · Nature

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Ashe County Cheese ©
Ashe County Cheese
Mount Jefferson State Park ©
Mount Jefferson State Park

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Banner Elk

Banner Elk ©
Banner Elk is a town in Avery County, North Carolina, United States. On the 25th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at The Valle Crucis Community Park, then stop by Mast General Store, then go deep underground at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, and finally relax and float downstream with River and Earth Adventures, Inc.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Banner Elk tour itinerary website.

Drive from West Jefferson to Banner Elk in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Banner Elk are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Banner Elk

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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The Valle Crucis Community Park ©
The Valle Crucis Community Park
Mast General Store ©
Mast General Store
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine ©
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 26th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Smoky Mountain Trains Museum, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take a memorable drive along Cherohala Skyway. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Carolina Outfitters, then stroll around Oconaluftee Islands Park, and then stop by Bryson City Outdoors.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bryson City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Banner Elk to Bryson City takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bryson City are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Scenic Drive

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River Rafting & Tubing
Bryson City Outdoors ©
Bryson City Outdoors
Cherohala Skyway ©
Cherohala Skyway

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like French Broad Adventures and Western North Carolina Nature Center. For shopping fun, head to Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar or Downtown Asheville Art District. When in Asheville, make a side trip to see Lake Lure Flowering Bridge in Lake Lure, approximately Lake Lure away. It doesn't end there: cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Asheville trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. In July in Asheville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Surf City.

Things to do in Asheville

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French Broad Adventures ©
French Broad Adventures
Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar ©
Downtown Asheville Art District ©
Downtown Asheville Art District

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Surf City, Topsail Island

Surf City ©
Surf City is a town in Pender and Onslow counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): look for gifts at Topsail Island Trading Company, then get some thrills out on the water with Surf City Jet Ski Rentals, then look for all kinds of wild species at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Surf City vacation site.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Surf City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Asheville in July, Surf City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Surf City

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Spas
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Surf City Jet Ski Rentals ©
Surf City Jet Ski Rentals
Topsail Island Trading Company ©
Topsail Island Trading Company

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