8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina travel planner

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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Corolla
— 1 night
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
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Ocracoke
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 2 nights

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 7th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Thomas Wolfe Memorial, then learn about winemaking at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, then view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, and finally visit Asheville Drum Circle. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Grovewood Village and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip builder website.

Kansas City to Asheville is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
River Rafting & Tubing

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Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for gifts at Morris Farm Market, look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, then steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, and finally kick back and relax at Currituck Beach.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Corolla online visit planner.

Getting from Asheville to Corolla by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Corolla when traveling from Asheville in May, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Morris Farm Market
Highlights from your plan
Whalehead Club ©
Whalehead Club
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education ©

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Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 10th (Sun), stroll through Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Manteo online day trip planner.

You can drive from Corolla to Manteo in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Manteo are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Manteo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site ©
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

1
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Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. On the 11th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, stroll the grounds of British Cemetery, and then identify plant and animal life at Springers Point.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ocracoke trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Manteo to Ocracoke takes 5 hours. May in Ocracoke sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery
Springers Point ©
Springers Point

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Carolina Beach State Park, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then browse the exhibits of Fort Fisher State Historic Site, and finally look for gifts at The Veggie Wagon. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Bellamy Mansion, stop by Downtown Wilmington, and then stroll through Oak Island Beach.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilmington vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Wilmington takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In May in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carolina Beach, Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Oak Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bellamy Mansion ©
Bellamy Mansion
Fort Fisher State Historic Site ©
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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