8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Biltmore, thenview the masterpieces at St.Claire Art, and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Asheville trip itinerary builder.

Mobile to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Mobile to Asheville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mobile in August; daily highs in Asheville reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Zipline, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Zipline
Food Tours

1
night
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 12th (Wed): stop by Unique Gift Outlet, examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, thentry your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bryson City tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bryson City are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Bryson City

Fun & Games Museums Tours

Side Trip

Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Unique Gift Outlet ©
Unique Gift Outlet

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, thenfind something for the whole family at Carowinds, and then see the interesting displays at Levine Museum of the New South.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Charlotte trip builder.

You can drive from Bryson City to Charlotte in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, Charlotte is a bit warmer than Bryson City - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Theme Parks
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NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Levine Museum of the New South ©
Levine Museum of the New South
Carowinds ©
Carowinds

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours, see Off-Road Tours, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, thenstop by Mom's Sweet Shop, thenenjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nags Head day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Nags Head takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. When traveling from Charlotte in August, 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 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Nags Head

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corolla, Kill Devil Hills, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Off-Road Tours
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

1
night
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 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Riverwalk, take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, thenlook for gifts at Cape Fear Spice Merchants, and finally take a stroll through Historic District.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Wilmington trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Nags Head to Wilmington takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Historic District ©
Historic District
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
Cape Fear Spice Merchants ©
Cape Fear Spice Merchants

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