60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Corolla
— 5 nights
2
Hatteras Island
— 6 nights
3
Beaufort
— 7 nights
4
Wilmington
— 6 nights
5
Raleigh
— 7 nights
6
Boone
— 7 nights
7
Asheville
— 8 nights
8
Cherokee
— 6 nights
9
Charlotte
— 7 nights

5
nights
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Step out of Corolla with an excursion to Carova Beach in Carova--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Corolla online trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Corolla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Corolla can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Duck, Carova Beach
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

6
nights
Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
Get out of town with these interesting Hatteras Island side-trips: Nags Head (Jockey's Ridge State Park, Jennette's Pier, &more), Manteo (Buffalo City Exhibit, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Wright Brothers National Memorial (in Kill Devil Hills). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hatteras Island trip tool.

Getting from Corolla to Hatteras Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Nags Head, Manteo, Ocracoke, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

7
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Beaufort side-trips: New Bern (New Bern Fireman's Museum, North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, &more), Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary (in Hubert) and Swansboro (Hammocks Beach State Park & Riverfront Park, Swansboro, NC). There's lots more to do: stop by Island Express Ferry Service, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Lookout Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Cape Lookout National Seashore, and see the interesting displays at North Carolina Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Beaufort sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Hatteras Island to Beaufort takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Atlantic Beach, New Bern, Harkers Island, Emerald Isle, Swansboro
Highlights from your plan
Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Island Express Ferry Service ©
Island Express Ferry Service
Beaufort Paddle ©
Beaufort Paddle

6
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilmington: North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (in Kure Beach), Surf City (Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center & Topsail Island) and Southport (Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry & Southport Pier and RIverwalk). There's lots more to do: step aboard Battleship North Carolina, contemplate the long history of Bellamy Mansion, learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery, and sample the fine beverages at Walton's Distillery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Wilmington trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Beaufort to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Surf City, Southport, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Highlights from your plan
Walton's Distillery ©
Walton's Distillery
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
Sea Turtle Camp ©
Sea Turtle Camp

7
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Raleigh: Airborne and Special Operations Museum (in Fayetteville), Durham (Museum of Life + Science, Duke University, &more) and Weymouth Woods (in Southern Pines). There's much more to do: trek along Neuse River Trail, head outdoors with Capital Area Greenway, walk around Pullen Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Conservators Center.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Raleigh holiday planner.

You can drive from Wilmington to Raleigh in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Boone.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Durham, Airborne and Special Operations Museum, Rocky Mount City Lake and Park, Drake's Landing, Weymouth Woods
Highlights from your plan
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Neuse River Trail ©
Neuse River Trail
Capital Area Greenway
Capital Area Greenway

7
nights
Boone

Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Explore Boone's surroundings by going to Linville Falls (Linville Gorge & Linville Falls), Grandfather Mountain State Park (in Banner Elk) and Linville Falls Winery (in Newland). Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, go deep underground at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, identify plant and animal life at The Valle Crucis Community Park, and admire the majestic nature at Julian Price Memorial Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Boone online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Raleigh to Boone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Raleigh in August, with highs in Boone at 76°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Boone

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Blowing Rock, Linville Falls, Banner Elk, Valle Crucis, Thermal Valley
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Rock Dimensions ©
Rock Dimensions
Turtle Island Preserve ©
Turtle Island Preserve

8
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Lake Lure (Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, Zipline, &more), Hendersonville (Elijah Mountain Gem Mine & Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Biltmore, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, get your bearings at The Folk Art Center, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Boone to Asheville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Boone in August, you will find days in Asheville are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Lure, Pisgah Forest, Hendersonville, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Crystal Mountain Gem Mine
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

6
nights
Cherokee

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cherokee: River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City), Carolina Outfitters (in Topton) and Whitewater Falls (in Sapphire). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, get engrossed in the history at Mountain Farm Museum, admire the sheer force of Mingo Falls, and cruise along Cherohala Skyway.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cherokee online tour planner.

Getting from Asheville to Cherokee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Cherokee

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bryson City, Maggie Valley, Robbinsville, Max Patch, Carolina Outfitters
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Mingo Falls ©
Mingo Falls

7
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlotte: The Andy Griffith Museum (in Mount Airy), Kannapolis (Stewart Haas Racing & Village Park) and Hanging Rock State Park (in Danbury). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Carowinds, get outside with Newbridge Bank Park, walk around First Ward Park, and examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Charlotte trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Charlotte takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Cherokee in September, Charlotte is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Greensboro, Kannapolis, The Andy Griffith Museum, North Carolina Zoo, The Lazy 5 Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Rock State Park ©
Hanging Rock State Park
Carowinds ©
Carowinds
Discovery Place Science ©
Discovery Place Science

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