6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Bryson City
— 1 day
Drive
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Asheville
— 2 nights
Fly
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Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive
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Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Fly

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Bryson City

— 1 day
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 10th (Mon), examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bryson City trip planner.

Pensacola to Bryson City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pensacola to Bryson City due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Pensacola in May, with highs in Bryson City at 75°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then surround yourself with nature on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville day trip planning site.

Getting from Bryson City to Asheville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 1 night
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 13th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Riverwalk, then take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and then wander the streets of Historic District.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Wilmington day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Wilmington takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Wilmington: highs are around 81°F and lows about 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Wilmington

Neighborhoods

Kill Devil Hills

— 2 nights
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, then stop by Mom's Sweet Shop, then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours, enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kill Devil Hills, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Wilmington to Kill Devil Hills in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Wilmington in May, you will find days in Kill Devil Hills are little chillier (74°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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.