8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
Drive
4
Corolla
— 1 night
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Springfield

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
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Springfield to Bryson City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Springfield to Bryson City due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Bryson City can reach 83°F, while at night they dip 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

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get outdoors at Zipline and Blue Ridge Pkwy. Venture out of the city with trips to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock), Vessel (in Hendersonville) and DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, and explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Blowing Rock

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

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Blowing Rock day trip planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in July, you will find days in Blowing Rock are a bit cooler (78°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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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): enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach, surround yourself with nature 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: kick back and relax at Carova Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Corolla trip maker tool.

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Corolla in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Blowing Rock in July, expect Corolla to be somewhat warmer, temps between 88°F and 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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.