9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
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Durham
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Bryson City
— 1 night

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Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see Off-Road Tours, enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and then stop by Mom's Sweet Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then get your game on at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally stroll around Jockey's Ridge State Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kill Devil Hills trip maker app.

Phoenix to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Kill Devil Hills. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in May: high temperatures in Kill Devil Hills hover around 74°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Corolla, Nags Head
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Off-Road Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

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Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
On the 7th (Thu), gain insight at Duke University, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Town Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): walk around Pullen Park, get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, and finally identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park.

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Drive from Kill Devil Hills to Durham in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raleigh, Old Town Cemetery
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel
Duke University ©
Duke University

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Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Bearwallow Mountain (in Hendersonville), Zipline (in Lake Lure) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Biltmore, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and get a taste of the local shopping with St.Claire Art.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip site.

You can drive from Durham to Asheville in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Durham in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Asheville, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Bearwallow Mountain, Zipline, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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Zipline
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stop by Bryson City Outdoors, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then view the masterpieces at Pincu Pottery, and finally try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bryson City itinerary maker.

Getting from Asheville to Bryson City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours · Adventure · Casinos

Side Trip

Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Pincu Pottery ©
Pincu Pottery
Bryson City Outdoors ©
Bryson City Outdoors

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