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
Highlands
— 1 night
4
Wilmington
— 1 night
5
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Step out of Asheville to go to Maggie Valley and see Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Biltmore, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, and explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

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Fort Lauderdale to Asheville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October, you will find days in Asheville are little chillier (°F), and nights are colder (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Food Tours

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, thentry your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bryson City trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Cherokee
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

1
night
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Silver Run Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Highlands tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Highlands takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Silver Run Falls
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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Silver Run Falls ©
Silver Run Falls

1
night
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 15th (Thu): make a trip to Riverwalk, thentake a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and then have some family-friendly fun at Battle House Laser Tag.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wilmington online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Highlands to Wilmington in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Highlands in October; daily highs in Wilmington reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games
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Battle House Laser Tag ©
Battle House Laser Tag
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

2
nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, immerse yourself in nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kill Devil Hills trip planner.

You can drive from Wilmington to Kill Devil Hills in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Wilmington in October: highs in Kill Devil Hills hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Corolla, Nags Head
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Off-Road Tours
Whalehead Club ©
Whalehead Club

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