12 days in North Carolina Itinerary

12 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Bryson City
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Charlotte
— 2 nights
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
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Nags Head
— 3 nights

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, and then take an in-depth tour of Macon County Historical Society and Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bryson City trip planner.

Minneapolis to Bryson City is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Bryson City is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Bryson City are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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River Rafting & Tubing
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 24th (Wed), examine the collection at Biltmore, stop by Asheville Bee Charmer, and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and then admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum.

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Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Food Tours

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©

The Queen City

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 26th (Fri), get your game on at Escape Kings, get in on the family fun at Carowinds, and then get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): get curious at Discovery Place Science, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Muddy River Distillery, and then see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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You can drive from Asheville to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

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NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Battle House Laser Tag, look for gifts at Cape Fear Spice Merchants, then take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and finally visit Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity United Methodist Church, then steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Riverwalk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilmington trip planner.

Fly from Charlotte to Wilmington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Wilmington are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nags Head.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Parks

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Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
Battle House Laser Tag ©
Battle House Laser Tag

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Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nags Head: Corolla (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Off-Road Tours, &more) and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (in Buxton). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nags Head road trip planning app.

You can drive from Wilmington to Nags Head in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Wilmington in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Nags Head, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Outer Banks Distilling ©
Outer Banks Distilling
Off-Road Tours
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

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