9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Wrightsville Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 22nd (Mon), look for gifts at Bryson City Outdoors and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Bryson City day trip planning website .

Philadelphia to Bryson City is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of train, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, things will get slightly colder in Bryson City: highs are around 83°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Pincu Pottery ©
Pincu Pottery

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get some cultural insight at Titanic Museum Attraction and New Morning Gallery. Get outdoors at Zipline and DuPont State Recreational Forest. Change things up with a short trip to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge (about 1h 35 min away).

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Asheville online road trip planner .

You can drive from Bryson City to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Wrightsville Beach.

Things to do in Asheville

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Zipline
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction

1
day
Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach ©
Wrightsville Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stop by Cape Fear Spice Merchants, brush up on your military savvy at Battleship North Carolina, and then stroll through Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Wrightsville Beach trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Asheville to Wrightsville Beach. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Asheville in July; daily highs in Wrightsville Beach reach 90°F and lows reach 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Wrightsville Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wilmington
Highlights from your plan
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Cape Fear Spice Merchants ©
Cape Fear Spice Merchants
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

2
nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then view the masterpieces at Seaside Art Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kill Devil Hills online trip builder .

You can drive from Wrightsville Beach to Kill Devil Hills in 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kill Devil Hills are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Nags Head, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

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