13 days in North Carolina Itinerary

13 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Bryson City
— 1 night
2
Asheville
— 3 nights
3
Linville Falls
— 2 nights
4
Corolla
— 3 nights
5
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 3 nights

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Mingus Mill, identify plant and animal life at Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bryson City trip itinerary planning tool.

Jacksonville to Bryson City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Jacksonville in July: high temperatures in Bryson City hover around 83°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Mingus Mill
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mingus Mill ©
Mingus Mill
Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond ©
Cooper Creek Trout Farm & Pond

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to DuPont State Recreational Forest and Tumblestone Tours and Transportation. Get outdoors at Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures and Horseback Riding Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Pearson's Falls and Glen (in Saluda) and Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (in Flat Rock). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours, view the masterpieces at Colin's Creatures, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Asheville tour app.

Drive from Bryson City to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Linville Falls.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Pearson's Falls and Glen, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, DuPont State Recreational Forest
Highlights from your plan
Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours ©
Wai Mauna Asheville SUP Tours
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site ©
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

2
nights
Linville Falls

Linville Falls ©
Linville Falls is an unincorporated community at the junction of Avery, Burke, and McDowell counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain and then do a tasting at Linville Falls Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Bobby McLean Memorial Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, and then take in breathtaking views at Linville Gorge.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Linville Falls travel planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Linville Falls takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Linville Falls

Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Newland, Whiteside Mountain, Grandfather Mountain
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Whiteside Mountain ©
Whiteside Mountain
Linville Falls Winery ©
Linville Falls Winery
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain

3
nights
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Back Country Safari Tours and Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. Escape the urban bustle at Carova Beach and Off-Road Tours. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Corolla Adventure Park, hike along Currituck Banks Reserve, explore the galleries of Whalehead Club, and glide peacefully along the water with Coastal Explorations.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Corolla road trip website.

Drive from Linville Falls to Corolla in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Corolla when traveling from Linville Falls in August, with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Carova Beach
Highlights from your plan
Back Country Safari Tours ©
Back Country Safari Tours
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education ©
Corolla Adventure Park ©
Corolla Adventure Park

3
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Get outdoors at Outer Banks Adventures and Coastal Helicopters. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and First Flight Adventure Park. Step out of Manteo with an excursion to Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rodanthe--about 30 minutes away. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manteo itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Corolla to Manteo takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Nags Head, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site ©
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Outer Banks Adventures ©
Outer Banks Adventures
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

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