8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Corolla
— 1 night
2
Wilmington
— 2 nights
3
Blowing Rock
— 1 night
4
Asheville
— 2 nights
5
Bryson City
— 1 night

1
night
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
To find out how to plan a trip to Corolla, use our trip itinerary maker.

Orlando to Corolla is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In July, daytime highs in Corolla are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Parasailing & Paragliding
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Off-Road Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, thentake a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and finally stop by Cape Fear Spice Merchants. On the next day, kick back and relax at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Camp.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Wilmington day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Corolla to Wilmington takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stand-Up Paddleboarding, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
Sea Turtle Camp ©
Sea Turtle Camp
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

1
night
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Blowing Rock road trip planning website.

You can drive from Wilmington to Blowing Rock in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Wilmington in July, things will get little chillier in Blowing Rock: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Grandfather Mountain
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Zipline
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Biltmore, thensample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, thengo deep underground at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos and tourist information, read Asheville trip maker tool.

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Asheville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Blowing Rock in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trips

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Zipline
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

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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 24th (Fri): stop by Unique Gift Outlet, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, thentry to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bryson City sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bryson City are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors Adventure Museums

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

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