7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Raleigh
— 1 day
2
Nags Head
— 2 nights
3
Charlotte
— 1 night
4
Bryson City
— 1 night
5
Asheville
— 2 nights

1
day
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, hike along Neuse River Trail, thenwander the streets of North Hills, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Raleigh online sightseeing planner.

Durham to Raleigh is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In June in Raleigh, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Neuse River Trail ©
Neuse River Trail
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
North Hills ©
North Hills

2
nights
Nags Head

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 2nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, thenget your game on at Life On A Sandbar, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nags Head trip site.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Nags Head takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. When traveling from Raleigh in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nags Head: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Corolla, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Off-Road Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, don't miss a visit to Old Settlers Cemetery, thenget a taste of the local shopping with SouthPark, and finally find something for the whole family at Carowinds.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Charlotte visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Nags Head to Charlotte takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. When traveling from Nags Head in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Charlotte, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Carowinds ©
Carowinds
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Old Settlers Cemetery ©
Old Settlers Cemetery

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet, take an in-depth tour of Mountain Farm Museum, thenexamine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bryson City road trip planning app.

You can drive from Charlotte to Bryson City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, Bryson City is a bit cooler than Charlotte - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Museums Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Mountain Farm Museum ©
Mountain Farm Museum

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 6th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, see the interesting displays at The Folk Art Center, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, and finally explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, take a stroll through River Arts District, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip app.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Asheville are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
Spas

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