8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Maggie Valley
— 2 nights
2
Hot Springs
— 1 night
3
Lake Lure
— 1 night
4
Blowing Rock
— 2 nights
5
Corolla
— 1 night

2
nights
Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley is a town in Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Maggie Valley side-trips: Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Hen Wallow Water Falls & Ramsey Cascades). It doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Waterrock Knob.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Maggie Valley attractions planner.

New York City to Maggie Valley is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for little chillier nights in Maggie Valley, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Maggie Valley

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hartford, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

1
night
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Hot Springs is a town in Madison County, North Carolina, United States. You've now added French Broad Adventures to your itinerary. On the 7th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Laurel River Trail, thenkick your exploration up a notch at French Broad Adventures, and then take in the exciting artwork at Artisun Gallery & Cafe.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Maggie Valley to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lake Lure.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

French Broad Adventures
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French Broad Adventures ©
French Broad Adventures
Artisun Gallery & Cafe ©
Artisun Gallery & Cafe

1
night
Lake Lure

Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Lure, thenkick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, thengo deep underground at The Gem Mine, and finally snap pictures at Lake Lure Flowering Bridge.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lake Lure using our trip planner.

Getting from Hot Springs to Lake Lure by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lake Lure are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Lake Lure

Nature Parks Adventure
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Zipline
Lake Lure Flowering Bridge ©
Lake Lure Flowering Bridge
The Gem Mine ©
The Gem Mine

2
nights
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Rough Ridge Lookout, admire the sheer force of Bobby McLean Memorial Park, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Valle Crucis Community Park. On your second day here, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Blowing Rock trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Lake Lure to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, Blowing Rock is little chillier than Lake Lure - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Linville, Bobby McLean Memorial Park, The Valle Crucis Community Park
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
The Valle Crucis Community Park ©
The Valle Crucis Community Park

1
night
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, thenget a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Corolla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Blowing Rock to Corolla takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Blowing Rock in July, with highs in Corolla at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

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