8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Nags Head
— 3 nights
2
Blowing Rock
— 1 night
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
4
Bryson City
— 1 night

3
nights
Nags Head

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.
Get some historical perspective at Bodie Island Lighthouse and Wright Brothers National Memorial. Get some cultural insight at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nags Head: Corolla (Off-Road Tours & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nags Head attractions planner.

Toronto, Canada to Nags Head is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect Nags Head to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Nags Head

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Corolla, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Parasailing & Paragliding, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Off-Road Tours
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

1
night
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, take a pleasant ride with Vx3 Trail Rides, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Blowing Rock planning website.

Traveling by car from Nags Head to Blowing Rock takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nags Head in June, with highs in Blowing Rock at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Grandfather Mountain
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Zipline
Vx3 Trail Rides ©
Vx3 Trail Rides
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 18th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Biltmore, thentake in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks, and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip tool.

Traveling by car from Blowing Rock to Asheville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Blowing Rock, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Zipline, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 20th (Sat), try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee and then get interesting insight from Tours.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bryson City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Adventure Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing

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