8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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

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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thensee Off-Road Tours, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Corolla trip planner.

Los Angeles to Corolla is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Corolla, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Corolla

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

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 27th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Camp, get engrossed in the history at Cape Fear Museum, and then step aboard Battleship North Carolina.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilmington trip tool.

You can drive from Corolla to Wilmington in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Sea Turtle Camp ©
Sea Turtle Camp
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
Cape Fear Museum ©
Cape Fear Museum

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Blowing Rock trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Blowing Rock takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wilmington in July: high temperatures in Blowing Rock hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors Adventure Tours

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Grandfather Mountain
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Zipline
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain

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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 29th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Biltmore, shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks, and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy. On your second day here, snap pictures at Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Blowing Rock to Asheville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Blowing Rock in July, you will find days in Asheville are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trips

Lake Lure, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): head outdoors with Carolina Outfitters, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, thenstop by Unique Gift Outlet, and then examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum.

Plan trip to Cherokee with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Asheville to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cherokee are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Carolina Outfitters, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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