9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Corolla
— 1 night
Drive
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Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive
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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
Drive
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Asheville
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryson City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charlotte
— 2 nights

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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, see Off-Road Tours, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Corolla travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Corolla. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

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Raleigh

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, then learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, and finally stroll around Pullen Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Raleigh trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Corolla to Raleigh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In June in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

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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 15th (Mon): stop by Mountain Dog, take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, then browse the collection at The Blowing Rock Community Library, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Blowing Rock vacation maker website.

You can drive from Raleigh to Blowing Rock in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Raleigh in June, things will get little chillier in Blowing Rock: highs are around 77°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 16th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Biltmore, explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Getting from Blowing Rock to Asheville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Blowing Rock, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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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 17th (Wed), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Goldmine Loop Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Sterling. Keep things going the next day: trek along Grotto Falls Parking, then stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and finally cruise along Newfound Gap Road.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bryson City route website.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Bryson City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Charlotte

The Queen City

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.
On the 19th (Fri), get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, find something for the whole family at Carowinds, and then make a splash at Great Wolf Lodge Water Park. On the next day, explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Place Science, then explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Lazy 5 Ranch.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Charlotte trip planner.

You can drive from Bryson City to Charlotte in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, Charlotte is a bit warmer than Bryson City - with highs of 88°F and lows of 67°F. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.