9 days in Wisconsin & North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in Wisconsin & North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Platteville
— 1 night
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Drive to Dubuque Regional Airport, Fly to McGhee Tyson Airport, Drive to Bryson City
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Bryson City
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 1 night
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Chicago Midway

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Platteville

— 1 night
Platteville is the largest city in Grant County in southwestern Wisconsin. On the 22nd (Sat), get engrossed in the history at The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums, then admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , and then admire the majestic nature at Governor Dodge State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Mounds.

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Chicago to Platteville is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In May, daytime highs in Platteville are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bryson City.

Things to do in Platteville

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Bryson City

— 2 nights
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 24th (Mon), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, then cruise along Newfound Gap Road, then stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Platteville to Bryson City. The time zone difference when traveling from Platteville to Bryson City is 1 hour. Traveling from Platteville in May, you will find days in Bryson City are a bit warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dollywood and Blue Ridge Pkwy. Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Gatlinburg (Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies & Fowler's Clay Works) and Parrot Mountain & Gardens (in Pigeon Forge). There's more to do: stop by Asheville Bee Charmer.

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Getting from Bryson City to Asheville by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Asheville sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Asheville

Theme Parks · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Corolla

— 1 night
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 29th (Sat), take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours, visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally add some fun to your beach time Water Sports.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Asheville to Corolla in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Asheville in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Corolla, with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 1 night
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Paradise Dolphin Cruises.

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You can drive from Corolla to Manteo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wisconsin travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
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.