14 days in North Carolina Itinerary

14 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Pisgah Forest
— 2 nights
2
Bryson City
— Few hours
3
Asheville
— 3 nights
4
Boone
— 2 nights
5
Blowing Rock
— 2 nights
6
Kill Devil Hills
— 4 nights

2
nights
Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest ©
Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sliding Rock and Cradle of Forestry. Get in touch with nature at Blue Ridge Pkwy and Looking Glass Falls. When in Pisgah Forest, make a side trip to see Fred W. Symmes Chapel in Cedar Mountain, approximately Cedar Mountain away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at DuPont State Recreational Forest and admire the majestic nature at Caesars Head State Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pisgah Forest sightseeing planner.

New Orleans to Pisgah Forest is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Pisgah Forest, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cedar Mountain, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Caesars Head State Park
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Sliding Rock ©
Sliding Rock
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest

few
hours
Bryson City

Bryson City
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bryson City online trip builder.

You can drive from Pisgah Forest to Bryson City in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bryson City can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. You will leave for Asheville on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Appreciate the collections at Biltmore and The Folk Art Center. Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: stop by New Morning Gallery, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Asheville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bryson City to Asheville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Boone.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Hartford, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Zipline

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nights
Boone

Boone ©
Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get outside with Rock Dimensions, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, then learn about winemaking at Grandfather Vineyard & Winery, and finally look for gifts at Mast General Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Appalachian Mountain Brewery and then hike along The Greenway Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Boone day trip planning app.

Drive from Asheville to Boone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Asheville in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Boone, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Boone

Outdoors · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Grandfather Vineyard & Winery, Mast General Store
Highlights from your plan
Rock Dimensions ©
Rock Dimensions
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine ©
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine
Mast General Store ©
Mast General Store

2
nights
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. On the 20th (Mon), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then explore by horseback at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and then steep yourself in history at Flat Top Manor. On the next day, engage your brain at Mystery Hill and then admire the majestic nature at Julian Price Memorial Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Blowing Rock trip tool.

Blowing Rock is just a stone's throw from Boone. In July in Blowing Rock, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
Julian Price Memorial Park ©
Julian Price Memorial Park

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nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Visit Wright Brothers National Memorial and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Off-Road Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get out of town with these interesting Kill Devil Hills side-trips: Frisco Beach (in Frisco) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Corolla). Next up on the itinerary: stop by The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery, take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, get in on the family fun at Full Throttle Speedway, and get engrossed in the history at Buffalo City Exhibit.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kill Devil Hills road trip app.

Fly from Blowing Rock to Kill Devil Hills in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Blowing Rock in July, with highs in Kill Devil Hills at 87°F and lows at 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Nags Head, Corolla, Hatteras Island, Buffalo City Exhibit, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

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