8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Bryson City
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Wilmington
— 1 night
4
Kill Devil Hills
— 3 nights

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Swain County Heritage Museum and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the next day, try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, then examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and then admire the sheer force of Mingo Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bryson City trip planner.

Houston to Bryson City is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, taxi, and car. Traveling from Houston to Bryson City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in August, expect Bryson City to be little chillier, temps between 82°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Museums · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Swain County Heritage Museum ©
Swain County Heritage Museum
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy and then kick your exploration up a notch at French Broad Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Biltmore, then get a tailor-made plan with BREW-ed, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Asheville sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

French Broad Adventures, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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French Broad Adventures ©
French Broad Adventures
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
BREW-ed ©
BREW-ed

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, then make a trip to Riverwalk, and then find your balance on the water with Wrightsville SUP.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Wilmington route maker website.

Fly from Asheville to Wilmington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Asheville in August: high temperatures in Wilmington hover around 88°F and lows are around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Wrightsville SUP
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Wrightsville SUP ©
Wrightsville SUP
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

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Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Get out of town with these interesting Kill Devil Hills side-trips: Corolla (Corolla Adventure Park, Off-Road Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: glide peacefully along the water with Outer Banks Kayak Adventures, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, and take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kill Devil Hills trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Kill Devil Hills takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Corolla, Nags Head, Duck Town Boardwalk
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Outer Banks Kayak Adventures ©
Outer Banks Kayak Adventures
Off-Road Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial

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