9 days in Oklahoma City & North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in Oklahoma City & North Carolina Itinerary

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9 days in Oklahoma City & North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
1
Oklahoma City
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Bryson City
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  10​h
4
Ocracoke
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, then steep yourself in history at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and then take a stroll through Bricktown.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City holiday planning tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Oklahoma City. In July, daytime highs in Oklahoma City are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bryson City.

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Bricktown ©
Bricktown

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Nantahala Brewing Company, then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bryson City trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Oklahoma City to Bryson City in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Oklahoma City to Bryson City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oklahoma City in July, expect Bryson City to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Asheville.

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Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Nantahala Brewing Company ©
Nantahala Brewing Company

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Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Step out of the city life by going to Blue Ridge Parkway and Zipline. Go for a jaunt from Asheville to Hendersonville to see Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, and take a stroll through River Arts District.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Asheville trip builder website .

Getting from Bryson City to Asheville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Asheville are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Asheville

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Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, Zipline, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Blue Ridge Parkway
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Zipline
Blue Ridge Parkway ©
Blue Ridge Parkway
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company

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Ocracoke

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Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stroll through Ocracoke Beach Fires, get engrossed in the history at Ocracoke Preservation Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of British Cemetery, then enjoy the sea views from Ocracoke Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Beach.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ocracoke road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Asheville to Ocracoke in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ocracoke when traveling from Asheville in July, with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
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Ocracoke Beach Fires
Ocracoke Beach ©
Ocracoke Beach

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 13th (Sat), stroll through Oak Island Beach, take a stroll through Historic District, and then do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broomtail Craft Brewery.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Wilmington in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, Oak Island Beach
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery
Broomtail Craft Brewery ©
Broomtail Craft Brewery

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