16 days in North Carolina Itinerary

16 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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1
Charlotte
— 1 night
2
Asheville
— 4 nights
3
Blowing Rock
— 3 nights
4
Ocracoke
— 4 nights
5
Corolla
— 3 nights

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, thenget curious at Discovery Place Science, and then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Lazy 5 Ranch and then get in on the family fun at Carowinds.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Charlotte holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Charlotte is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in June, with highs in Charlotte at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, The Lazy 5 Ranch
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NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
The Lazy 5 Ranch ©
The Lazy 5 Ranch
Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve ©
Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lexington Glassworks and Biltmore. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Roaring Fork. Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Zipline (in Hartford), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Chimneys Picnic Area, Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, &more) and Sugarlands Distilling Company (in Gatlinburg). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Asheville travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Asheville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Charlotte in June, with highs in Asheville at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford, Sugarlands Distilling Company
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River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

3
nights
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and Flat Top Manor. Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Julian Price Memorial Park. There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with Vx3 Trail Rides, take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, and take in the exciting artwork at Bolick and Traditions Pottery.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Blowing Rock tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Asheville to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in June, expect Blowing Rock to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Grandfather Mountain
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Zipline
Vx3 Trail Rides ©
Vx3 Trail Rides
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain

4
nights
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. Popular historic sites such as Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Ocracoke Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at British Cemetery and Ocracoke Preservation Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Ocracoke side-trips: Frisco Beach (in Frisco) and Hatteras Island (Scotch Bonnet & Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, contemplate the long history of Fort Ocracoke Monument, kick back and relax at Ocracoke Beach Fires, and identify plant and animal life at Ocracoke Pony Pens.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ocracoke attractions planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Blowing Rock to Ocracoke takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Blowing Rock in July; daily highs in Ocracoke reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Hatteras Island
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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Springers Point ©
Springers Point

3
nights
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Take a break from the city and head to Off-Road Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Wright Brothers National Memorial and Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum. Explore Corolla's surroundings by going to Carova Beach (in Carova) and Jockey's Ridge State Park (in Nags Head). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Currituck Beach, hike along Currituck Banks Reserve, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Corolla online trip builder.

Getting from Ocracoke to Corolla by combination of ferry and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Carova Beach, Jockey's Ridge State Park, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Off-Road Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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