10 days in North Carolina & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Bryson City
— 1 night
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Corolla
— 1 night

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 4th (Fri), have some family-friendly fun at Escape Kings.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Charlotte trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Charlotte is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in September; daily highs in Charlotte reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Biltmore, view the masterpieces at Colin's Creatures, and then explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville tour site.

Getting from Charlotte to Asheville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. September in Asheville sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Food Tours

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 8th (Tue), stop by Unique Gift Outlet, examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bryson City trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Asheville to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. In September in Bryson City, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours · Museums · Adventure

Side Trip

Cherokee
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Unique Gift Outlet ©
Unique Gift Outlet

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, cruise along Newfound Gap Road, and identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bryson City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Riverwalk, then step aboard Battleship North Carolina, and then get your game on at Battle House Laser Tag.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Wilmington trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Wilmington in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Wilmington, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Battle House Laser Tag ©
Battle House Laser Tag
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 13th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see Off-Road Tours, and then visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Corolla trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Corolla takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daily temperatures in Corolla can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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