9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 1 night
Drive
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive
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Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
Fly

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Corolla

— 1 night
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Corolla online attractions planner.

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, expect Corolla to be a bit warmer, temps between 86°F and 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Wilmington

— 2 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
We've included these beaches for you: Holden Beach and Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex. Get outdoors at Oak Island Beach and Topsail Island. Change things up with a short trip to North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery, and see the interesting displays at Museum of the Bizarre.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Wilmington online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Corolla to Wilmington in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In June in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Bryson City.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Bryson City

— 1 night
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, try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bryson City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Wilmington to Bryson City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Wilmington in June, expect Bryson City to be a bit cooler, temps between 81°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Asheville trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Asheville are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Blowing Rock

— 1 night
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll through Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Blowing Rock trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Asheville to Blowing Rock by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in June, things will get a bit cooler in Blowing Rock: highs are around 77°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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.