9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
New Bern
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Avon, Hatteras Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Philip DeAngelo Studio, then view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, and then shop like a local with American Folk Art & Framing. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through River Arts District, view the masterpieces at St.Claire Art, then take in the exciting artwork at Woolworth Walk, then get a taste of the local shopping with New Morning Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Biltmore Village.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Asheville planning app .

Detroit to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. In June in Asheville, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Cedar Hill Studio & Gallery
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New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
Philip DeAngelo Studio ©
Philip DeAngelo Studio

1
night
Bryson City

Bryson City ©
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then take in the exciting artwork at Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally shop like a local with Elizabeth Ellison Gallery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bryson City trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Asheville to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Bryson City

Museums Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Cherokee
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Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual ©
Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Elizabeth Ellison Gallery ©
Elizabeth Ellison Gallery

1
night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, then brush up on your military savvy at Battleship North Carolina, then admire the masterpieces at Expo 216, and finally look for gifts at Old Books on Front Street.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wilmington trip maker app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bryson City to Wilmington in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryson City in June: high temperatures in Wilmington hover around 88°F and lows are around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to New Bern.

Things to do in Wilmington

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Expo 216 ©
Expo 216
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens
Old Books on Front Street ©
Old Books on Front Street

1
night
New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of New Bern Academy Museum, browse for treasures at New Berne Antiques and Collectibles, steep yourself in history at North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, then view the masterpieces at Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Fine Art at Baxters, and finally steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the New Bern day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Wilmington to New Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in New Bern sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Avon.

Things to do in New Bern

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola ©
Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola
Fine Art at Baxters ©
Fine Art at Baxters

1
day
Avon, Hatteras Island

Avon ©
Avon is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Dare County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Frisco Beach, then hunt for treasures at Buxton Seafood, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and finally view the masterpieces at Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Avon trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Bern to Avon. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New Bern in June: highs in Avon hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Avon

Outdoors Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Buxton, Frisco Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom ©
Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Buxton Seafood ©
Buxton Seafood

2
nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 22nd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then admire the majestic nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Corolla Wild Horse Fund Museum and Stpre, enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Duck Town Boardwalk.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kill Devil Hills road trip site .

Traveling by car from Avon to Kill Devil Hills takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kill Devil Hills are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Corolla, Nags Head, Duck Town Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©

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