9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Corolla
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Blowing Rock
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Boston

1
night
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Corolla trip website .

Boston to Corolla is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Boston in June, things will get a bit warmer in Corolla: highs are around 86°F and lows about 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Carova Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Visit Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex and Holden Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Oak Island Beach and Topsail Island. Step out of Wilmington to go to Kure Beach and see North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at Museum of the Bizarre.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilmington journey tool .

You can drive from Corolla to Wilmington in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Bryson City.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Holden Beach, Oak Island Beach, Topsail Island, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Holden Beach ©
Holden Beach
Room Escape Games

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 9th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Oconaluftee Indian Village, then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bryson City tour site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Wilmington to Bryson City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Wilmington in June, things will get a bit cooler in Bryson City: highs are around 81°F and lows about 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Oconaluftee Indian Village ©
Oconaluftee Indian Village

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum and then admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Parkway. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Asheville trip planner.

You can drive from Bryson City to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Zipline
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Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

1
night
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock ©
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and then identify plant and animal life at Grandfather Mountain.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Blowing Rock trip maker .

Drive from Asheville to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in June, expect Blowing Rock to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grandfather Mountain
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Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

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