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
Wilmington
— 2 nights
6
Pisgah Forest
— 2 nights
7
Robbinsville
— 1 night
8
Asheville
— 2 nights

2
nights
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, thenfly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then kick back and relax at Carova Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Currituck Banks Reserve, and finally look for gifts at Morris Farm Market.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Corolla online trip builder.

Los Angeles to Corolla is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In May in Corolla, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Morris Farm Market, Carova Beach
Highlights from your plan
Whalehead Club ©
Whalehead Club
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
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): enjoy the sea views from Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse and then explore the striking landscape of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, thenmake a trip to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Life On A Sandbar.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Manteo online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Corolla to Manteo takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rodanthe, Nags Head
Highlights from your plan
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse ©
Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site ©
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at British Cemetery, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point, thencontemplate the long history of Fort Ocracoke Monument, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ocracoke visit planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Manteo to Ocracoke takes 5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ocracoke are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in Ocracoke

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

2
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stop by Wings Beachwear, enjoy the sand and surf at Hammocks Beach State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Cape Lookout National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Point, don't miss a visit to Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground, and then step off the mainland to explore Shackleford Banks.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Beaufort online trip maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ocracoke to Beaufort in 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Emerald Isle, Harkers Island, Hammocks Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Hammocks Beach State Park ©
Hammocks Beach State Park
Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Shackleford Banks ©
Shackleford Banks

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Poplar Grove Plantation, thenidentify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Camp, and then do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Carolina Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity United Methodist Church, and then kick back and relax at Bald Head Island Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wilmington online trip maker.

You can drive from Beaufort to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pisgah Forest.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carolina Beach, Trinity United Methodist Church, Bald Head Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle Camp ©
Sea Turtle Camp
Poplar Grove Plantation ©
Poplar Grove Plantation
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery

2
nights
Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest ©
Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. You've now added Davidson River Outfitters to your itinerary. On the 21st (Thu), view the masterpieces at Local Color, trek along Devil's Courthouse, take in the dramatic scenery at Skinny Dip Falls, thensample the tasty concoctions at Ecusta Brewing Company, and finally get outside with Davidson River Outfitters.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pisgah Forest tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Wilmington to Pisgah Forest in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Wilmington in May; daily highs in Pisgah Forest reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Robbinsville.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Local Color, Skinny Dip Falls
Highlights from your plan
Davidson River Outfitters ©
Davidson River Outfitters
Devil's Courthouse ©
Devil's Courthouse
Skinny Dip Falls ©
Skinny Dip Falls

1
night
Robbinsville

Robbinsville ©
Robbinsville is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Yellow Creek Falls, explore the activities along Santeetlah Lake, thenexperience rural life at Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese, and finally experience rural life at Stoney Hollow Farm.

To find out how to plan a trip to Robbinsville, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pisgah Forest to Robbinsville in 2.5 hours. May in Robbinsville sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Robbinsville

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Stoney Hollow Farm ©
Stoney Hollow Farm
Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese ©
Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese

2
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 Waterrock Knob and Asheville Drum Circle. Step out of Asheville with an excursion to Soco Falls in Maggie Valley--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Wedge Brewing Company, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, look for gifts at Asheville Bee Charmer, and get a taste of the local shopping with Blue Spiral 1.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Asheville trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Robbinsville to Asheville in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Breweries & Distilleries Nature Parks

Side Trip

Maggie Valley
Highlights from your plan
Waterrock Knob ©
Waterrock Knob
Soco Falls ©
Soco Falls
Highland Brewing Company ©
Highland Brewing Company

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