8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Blowing Rock
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Corolla
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Springfield

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryson City trip site .

Springfield to Bryson City is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Oconaluftee Indian Village ©
Oconaluftee Indian Village

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Zipline and DuPont State Recreational Forest will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Basilica of Saint Lawrence and Blue Ridge Parkway. Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Vessel (in Hendersonville). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Asheville visit site .

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 up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Zipline, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Vessel
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Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest

1
night
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then sample the tasty concoctions at Blowing Rock Brewery, and then take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Blowing Rock travel route builder .

You can drive from Asheville to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in July, expect nights in Blowing Rock to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are slightly colder, around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Grandfather Mountain
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River Rafting & Tubing
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain

1
night
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Currituck Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Carova Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Corolla trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Blowing Rock to Corolla takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Blowing Rock in July, with highs in Corolla at 88°F and lows at 72°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Carova Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©

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