60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Wilmington
— 8 nights
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Hatteras Island
— 5 nights
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 5 nights
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Corolla
— 5 nights
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Raleigh
— 7 nights
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Greensboro
— 6 nights
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Charlotte
— 6 nights
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Blowing Rock
— 6 nights
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Asheville
— 6 nights
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Cherokee
— 5 nights

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Explore Wilmington's surroundings by going to Southport (Trinity United Methodist Church & Southport Pier and RIverwalk), Oak Island Beach (in Oak Island) and North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (in Kure Beach). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Battle House Laser Tag, examine the collection at Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens, take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Wilmington online visit planner.

Thomaston to Wilmington is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
Battle House Laser Tag ©
Battle House Laser Tag
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

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Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hatteras Island: Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum (in Rodanthe) and Ocracoke (Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, British Cemetery, &more).

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hatteras Island trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Wilmington to Hatteras Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. July in Hatteras Island sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Manteo.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

5
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Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Manteo is known for zoos & aquariums, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, get engrossed in the history at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Manteo trip app.

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Manteo takes 1.5 hours. July in Manteo sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Outer Banks Distilling ©
Outer Banks Distilling
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island ©
Island Farm ©
Island Farm

5
nights
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Step out of Corolla to go to Carova and see Carova Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Corolla Wild Horse Fund Museum and Store, tee off at The Grass Course, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Corolla online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Manteo to Corolla in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Off-Road Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
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Raleigh

Raleigh ©

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Raleigh: Durham (Duke University Chapel, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Neuse River Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Raleigh Little Theatre Rose Garden, learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and have fun and explore at Marbles Kids Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Raleigh trip itinerary site.

Getting from Corolla to Raleigh by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, daytime highs in Raleigh are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Greensboro.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park
Neuse River Trail ©
Neuse River Trail
Capital Area Greenway
Capital Area Greenway

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Greensboro

Greensboro ©
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanging Rock State Park (in Danbury), Mount Airy (The Andy Griffith Museum & Mayberry Replica Courthouse) and Old Salem Museums & Gardens (in Winston Salem). And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Greensboro Science Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at North Carolina Zoo, head outdoors with Newbridge Bank Park, and admire the natural beauty at Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Greensboro planning site.

Drive from Raleigh to Greensboro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Greensboro are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Greensboro

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park ©
Greensboro Science Center ©
Greensboro Science Center
J. Douglas Galyon Depot ©
J. Douglas Galyon Depot

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©

The Queen City

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.
Step out of Charlotte to go to Mooresville and see The Lazy 5 Ranch, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Kings, engage your brain at Discovery Place Science, examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, and get in on the family fun at Carowinds.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Charlotte trip planner.

Drive from Greensboro to Charlotte in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Charlotte are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Discovery Place Science ©
Discovery Place Science
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Blowing Rock side-trips: Linville (Rough Ridge Lookout & Wiseman's View Scenic Overlook), Bobby McLean Memorial Park (in Newland) and Linville Falls (in Linville Falls). The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the majestic nature at Julian Price Memorial Park, ride a horse along Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and stroll through Bass Lake.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Blowing Rock trip maker tool.

Getting from Charlotte to Blowing Rock by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in August; daily highs in Blowing Rock reach 76°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Vx3 Trail Rides ©
Vx3 Trail Rides
Julian Price Memorial Park ©
Julian Price Memorial Park

6
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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Sliding Rock (in Pisgah Forest), Elijah Mountain Gem Mine (in Hendersonville) and Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Biltmore, take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum, walk around Falls Park on the Reedy, and sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Asheville online journey builder.

Getting from Blowing Rock to Asheville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Blowing Rock in August: highs in Asheville hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Zipline

5
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Cherokee

Trails of Legends and Adventures

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cherokee: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Alum Cave Trail, Mount LeConte, &more), Carolina Outfitters (in Topton) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, trot along with a tour on horseback, look for gifts at Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, and see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cherokee trip planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Cherokee takes 1.5 hours. In August in Cherokee, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

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