9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
1
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Blowing Rock
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Houston

1
night
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 18th (Sat), stop by Unique Gift Outlet, examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bryson City trip builder tool.

Houston to Bryson City is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bryson City: highs are around 83°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Museums Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Unique Gift Outlet ©
Unique Gift Outlet

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 19th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at DuPont State Recreational Forest, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, and then whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip app.

Getting from Bryson City to Asheville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Zipline
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Zipline
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
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Blue Ridge Pkwy

2
nights
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, then explore the striking landscape of Vx3 Trail Rides, and then take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Blowing Rock tour builder.

You can drive from Asheville to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in July, expect nights in Blowing Rock to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Charlotte.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Boone, Grandfather Mountain
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Zipline
Vx3 Trail Rides ©
Vx3 Trail Rides
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain

1
night
Charlotte

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A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get your game on at Escape Kings, then find something for the whole family at Carowinds, and then browse the collection at Billy Graham Library.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Charlotte travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Blowing Rock to Charlotte takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Blowing Rock in July: high temperatures in Charlotte hover around 90°F and lows are around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Carowinds ©
Carowinds
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Billy Graham Library

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take a memorable tour with Tours, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally get your game on at Outer Banks Old Time Photos. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, and then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Nags Head online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Charlotte to Nags Head in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Charlotte in July, you will find days in Nags Head are slightly colder (85°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corolla, Kill Devil Hills, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Off-Road Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

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