15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Corolla
— 2 nights
2
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
3
Ocracoke
— 1 night
4
Beaufort
— 2 nights
5
Asheville
— 3 nights
6
Robbinsville
— 2 nights
7
Highlands
— 2 nights

2
nights
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, kick back and relax at Carova Beach, admire all the interesting features of Beach Jeeps of Corolla, thenfly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Currituck Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, thenget a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally trek along Currituck Banks Reserve.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Corolla sightseeing planning app.

Los Angeles to Corolla is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles to Corolla, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Corolla sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Carova Beach
Highlights from your plan
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Currituck Banks Reserve ©
Currituck Banks Reserve

2
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, thenexplore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Manteo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Corolla to Manteo takes 1.5 hours. In May in Manteo, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nags Head, Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site ©
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

1
night
Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Ocracoke Preservation Museum, identify plant and animal life at Springers Point, thentake some stellar pictures from Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ocracoke tour itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Manteo to Ocracoke in 5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ocracoke can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Springers Point ©
Springers Point
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery

2
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. On the 17th (Sun), head off the coast to Shackleford Banks, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Rachel Carson Reserve, thenidentify plant and animal life at Cape Lookout National Seashore, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Hammocks Beach State Park, thentour the pleasant surroundings at The Point, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Beaufort travel tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ocracoke to Beaufort in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Swansboro, Harkers Island, North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Scuba & Snorkeling, The Point
Highlights from your plan
Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Hammocks Beach State Park ©
Hammocks Beach State Park
The Point ©
The Point

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pisgah National Forest and Linville Gorge. Get in touch with nature at Soco Falls and Max Patch. Take a break from Asheville with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Hot Springs, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Biltmore, explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy, take in nature's colorful creations at Craggy Gardens, and stop by Asheville Bee Charmer.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Asheville online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Beaufort to Asheville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Beaufort in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Asheville, with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Robbinsville.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hot Springs, Pisgah National Forest, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Linville Gorge, Soco Falls
Highlights from your plan
Pisgah National Forest ©
Pisgah National Forest
Soco Falls ©
Soco Falls
Biltmore ©
Biltmore

2
nights
Robbinsville

Robbinsville ©
Robbinsville is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, United States. On the 22nd (Fri), explore the activities along Santeetlah Lake, delve into the lush surroundings at Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, thentake a memorable drive along Cherohala Skyway, and finally admire the sheer force of Juney Whank Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Murphy River Walk, get outside with Carolina Outfitters, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Robbinsville road trip planner.

Drive from Asheville to Robbinsville in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Robbinsville can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Robbinsville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Juney Whank Falls, Murphy River Walk, Cherohala Skyway, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee
Highlights from your plan
Cherohala Skyway ©
Cherohala Skyway
River Rafting & Tubing
Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest ©
Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

2
nights
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Falls, thenidentify plant and animal life at Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens, thenadmire the sheer force of Whitewater Falls, and finally admire the majestic nature at Gorges State Park. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cullasaja River Gorge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Highlands online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Robbinsville to Highlands in 2 hours. May in Highlands sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sapphire, Whiteside Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Whitewater Falls ©
Whitewater Falls
Whiteside Mountain ©
Whiteside Mountain

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