22 days in Orlando & North Carolina Itinerary

22 days in Orlando & North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Frisco, Hatteras Island
— 3 nights
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Grandy
— 3 nights
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
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Surf City, Topsail Island
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Bryson City
— 3 nights
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Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
For shopping fun, head to The Florida Key Lime Pie Company or American Girl Orlando. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach) and Cocoa Beach (Ron Jon Surf Shop & Cocoa Beach). And it doesn't end there: stop by The LEGO Store, buy something for everyone on your list at The Mall at Millenia, make an unforgettable trip to World of Disney, and get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Orlando is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Orlando is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in August, with highs in Orlando at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Frisco.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Frisco, Hatteras Island

— 3 nights
Frisco is a small unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on the barrier island of Hatteras Island, between the villages of Buxton and Hatteras. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC and Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom. For shopping fun, head to Blue Pelican Gallery or Harbor House Seafood Market. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Frisco Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Haulover, and look for gifts at Scotch Bonnet.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Frisco trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Orlando to Frisco by car takes about 12.5 hours. Traveling from Orlando in August, you will find days in Frisco are a bit cooler (35°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Grandy.

Things to do in Frisco

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grandy

— 3 nights
Grandy is an unincorporated community in Currituck County, North Carolina, USA. It is located along US 158 between the Currituck Sound (on the east) and the North River (on the west).It is the location of the Weeping Radish Farm and Brewery. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Arts of the Albemarle, then look for gifts at Grave Digger, then steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, and finally stop by Outer Barks. On your second day here, stop by Bob's Bait and Tackle, look for gifts at KDH Cooperative Gallery and Studios, then stop by Seagreen Gallery, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grandy day trip site.

Drive from Frisco to Grandy in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Grandy are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Grandy

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 2 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 21st (Mon), take a stroll through Historic District and then do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, then look for gifts at The Christmas House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Island Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Wilmington trip maker website.

You can drive from Grandy to Wilmington in 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Wilmington are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Surf City.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Surf City, Topsail Island

— 1 night
Surf City is a town in Pender and Onslow counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. On the 23rd (Wed), stop by Topsail Island Trading Company, look for gifts at Mia's Marketplace, then hunt for treasures at Carolina Decor & More, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Shipwreck Point Golf.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Surf City road trip site.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Surf City takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Surf City

Shopping · Fun & Games

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Head to Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar and ZaPow!for plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Folk Art Center (Southern Highland Craft Guild) and Blue Spiral 1. The adventure continues: catch a live event at McCormick Field, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, join in the after-dark buzz at Malaprop's Bookstore / Cafe, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville day trip website.

Fly from Surf City to Asheville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, Asheville is slightly colder than Surf City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Bryson City

— 3 nights
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and The Charles Heath Gallery. Head to Cashiers Farmers Market and Bryson City Outdoorsfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Bryson City: Cowee Gift Shop & Mason Mountain Mine (in Franklin) and Dry Falls (in Highlands). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Pincu Pottery, try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, get interesting insight from Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bryson City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.