25 days in North Carolina Itinerary

25 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Asheville
— 5 nights
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Bryson City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Blowing Rock
— 2 nights
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Wilmington
— 4 nights
Drive
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New Bern
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hatteras Island
— 4 nights
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Nags Head
— 3 nights
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Asheville

— 5 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Head to New Morning Gallery and River Arts Districtfor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Blue Ridge Pkwy and Tumblestone Tours and Transportation. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards (in Hendersonville) and Zipline (in Lake Lure). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at St.Claire Art, learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed, visit Biltmore Village, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Asheville trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Asheville is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 10.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Asheville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in June, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Asheville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Bryson City

— 3 nights
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
For shopping fun, head to Elizabeth Ellison Gallery or It's By Nature. Appreciate the collections at The Bascom and The Cottage Craftsman. Explore Bryson City's surroundings by going to Highlands (Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park & Dry Falls) and Cashiers Farmers Market (in Cashiers). There's more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryson City trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Asheville to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Bryson City can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Bryson City

Shopping · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Blowing Rock

— 2 nights
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then look for gifts at Mast General Store, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Rough Ridge Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on High Mountain Expeditions, explore by horseback at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Caldwell Arts Council, and finally walk around T.H. Broyhill Walking Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Blowing Rock driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bryson City to Blowing Rock in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. June in Blowing Rock sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Wilmington.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 4 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Visiting Holden Beach and Oak Island Beach will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Expo 216 and Museum of the Bizarre. Change things up with these side-trips from Wilmington: Southport (Franklin Square Gallery, North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, &more) and Sacred Willow Spa (in Calabash). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery, get a taste of the local shopping with Motts Channel Seafood, stop by Downtown Wilmington, and kick back and relax at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Wilmington attractions planning site.

You can fly from Blowing Rock to Wilmington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Blowing Rock in June: high temperatures in Wilmington hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to New Bern.

Things to do in Wilmington

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

New Bern

— 2 nights
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hammocks Beach State Park, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Community Council for the Arts, then shop like a local with Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Fine Art at Baxters, and finally look for gifts at Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Bern trip planner.

You can drive from Wilmington to New Bern in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in New Bern are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in New Bern

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hatteras Island

— 4 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Over the Moon. Step out of the city life by going to Frisco Beach and Cape Hatteras National Seashore. When in Hatteras Island, make a side trip to see Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach in Ocracoke, approximately Ocracoke away.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hatteras Island tour builder app.

Traveling by car from New Bern to Hatteras Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from New Bern in June, plan for slightly colder days in Hatteras Island, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nags Head.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Nags Head

— 3 nights
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then explore the galleries of Wright Brothers National Memorial, and then awaken your taste buds at Vineyard Voyage. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours, then take an in-depth tour of Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours, and finally find something for the whole family at Full Throttle Speedway.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nags Head trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Nags Head takes 1.5 hours. In June in Nags Head, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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History Museums · 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.