9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Milwaukee
Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Lake Lure
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  18​h 15​min
End: Milwaukee

1
night
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 13th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Milwaukee to Bryson City is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Milwaukee to Bryson City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Bryson City are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lake Lure.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road

1
night
Lake Lure

Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): cool off at Lake Lure Beach and Water Park and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Lure trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Bryson City to Lake Lure in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lake Lure can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Charlotte.

Things to do in Lake Lure

Outdoors Beaches Theme Parks
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Zipline

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nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Muddy River Distillery, and then get in on the family fun at Carowinds. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Place Science, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Kings, and then see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlotte trip itinerary site .

Drive from Lake Lure to Charlotte in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

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Muddy River Distillery
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Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Carowinds ©
Carowinds
Discovery Place Science ©
Discovery Place Science

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 18th (Thu), get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pullen Park, and finally get curious at Marbles Kids Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Raleigh travel website .

Drive from Charlotte to Raleigh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nags Head.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

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Nags Head

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 19th (Fri), meet the residents at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, explore the galleries of Wright Brothers National Memorial, and then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Life on a Sandbar, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nags Head day trip site .

You can drive from Raleigh to Nags Head in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Raleigh in July: highs in Nags Head hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Corolla, North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Parasailing & Paragliding, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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