10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Fly
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Bryson City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blowing Rock
— 2 nights
Fly
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corolla
— 1 night
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Bryson City — 2 nights

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Laurel Falls, Chimney Tops Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Nancy Tut's Christmas Shop, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Appalachian Rivers Aquarium.

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Denver to Bryson City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, subway, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to Bryson City. In June in Bryson City, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Blowing Rock.
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Blowing Rock — 2 nights

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Artists in Residence at Edgewood Cottage, stop by Mast General Store, then get a dose of the wild on High Mountain Expeditions, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blowing Rock Brewery. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, and then take in the exciting artwork at Caldwell Arts Council.

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You can drive from Bryson City to Blowing Rock in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Wilmington.
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Wilmington — 2 nights

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, take a stroll through Historic District, look for gifts at Cape Fear Spice Merchants, then brush up on your military savvy at Battleship North Carolina, and finally examine the collection at Museum of the Bizarre.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilmington day trip site.

You can fly from Blowing Rock to Wilmington in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Blowing Rock in June, with highs in Wilmington at 88°F and lows at 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manteo.
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Manteo, Roanoke Island — 2 nights

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, then admire the majestic nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Elizabethan Gardens, then stop by Seagreen Gallery, and then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Manteo trip website.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Manteo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Wilmington in June: highs in Manteo hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Corolla.
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Corolla — 1 night

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then see Off-Road Tours, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Corolla trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Manteo to Corolla takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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North Carolina travel guide

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The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.
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