14 days in North Carolina Itinerary

14 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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New Bern
— 2 nights
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Valle Crucis
— 1 day
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Asheville
— 5 nights
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Bryson City
— 5 nights

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New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary and Hammocks Beach State Park. For shopping fun, head to Fine Art at Baxters or Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery. Step out of New Bern to go to Oriental and see Nautical Wheelers, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse for treasures at New Berne Antiques and Collectibles, browse the fresh offerings at New Bern Farmers Market, steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola, and get into the urban bustle at New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Bern trip maker tool.

Knoxville to New Bern is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in New Bern are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Valle Crucis.

Things to do in New Bern

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Beaches

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Nautical Wheelers
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Valle Crucis

Valle Crucis ©
Valle Crucis in an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. On the 15th (Mon), look for gifts at Mountain Dog and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grandfather Mountain.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Valle Crucis online tour planner.

Traveling by car from New Bern to Valle Crucis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from New Bern in April, things will get little chillier in Valle Crucis: highs are around 62°F and lows about 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Valle Crucis

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Mountain Dog
4.8

5
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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.
For shopping fun, head to New Morning Gallery or Black Mountain Center for the Arts. Get outdoors at The North Carolina Arboretum and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain) and Pisgah Forest Gem Mine & Gifts (in Hendersonville). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Red House Studios and Art Gallery, shop like a local with Philip DeAngelo Studio, visit River Arts District, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Asheville itinerary planning site.

Getting from Valle Crucis to Asheville by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Valle Crucis in April, you will find days in Asheville are somewhat warmer (69°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Nature

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5
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Bryson City

Bryson City ©
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Head to Country Traditions and Elizabeth Ellison Galleryfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Alum Cave Trail and River Rafting & Tubing. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Mount LeConte, Clingmans Dome, &more). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Pincu Pottery and try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

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Drive from Asheville to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Mount LeConte
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Geologic Formation
Chimney Tops Trail
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Mountain
Clingmans Dome
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