18 days in North Carolina & Paris Itinerary

18 days in North Carolina & Paris Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Bryson City, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Hendersonville, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blowing Rock, United States
— 2 nights
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Manteo
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Manteo, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corolla, United States
— 3 nights
Drive to Norfolk International Airport, Fly to Paris
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Bryson City, United States — 1 night

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain and then take a memorable drive along Cherohala Skyway. On the next day, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Nantahala River Gem Mine, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then get outside with Nantahala on the Fly.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryson City trip itinerary planning website.

New York City to Bryson City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from New York City in July, Bryson City is slightly colder at night with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Hendersonville.
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Hendersonville, United States — 2 nights

Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. On the 18th (Tue), take a peaceful walk through DuPont State Recreational Forest, then go deep underground at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sliding Rock, and finally trek along Devil's Courthouse. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then gain insight at Team ECCO Aquarium & Shark Lab, and finally go deep underground at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Goat Farm.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hendersonville travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Bryson City to Hendersonville in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hendersonville can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Blowing Rock.
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Blowing Rock, United States — 2 nights

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. On the 20th (Thu), hike along Bass Lake, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then look for all kinds of wild species at High Mountain Expeditions. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Julian Price Memorial Park, then stroll around Grandfather Mountain State Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bobby McLean Memorial Park.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Blowing Rock online route planner.

Traveling by car from Hendersonville to Blowing Rock takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hendersonville in July: highs in Blowing Rock hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Manteo.
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Manteo, United States — 2 nights

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then walk around Dowdy Park, then get engrossed in the history at Buffalo City Exhibit, and finally identify plant and animal life at Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, then look for gifts at The Christmas Shop, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Coquina Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Manteo driving holiday site.

Getting from Blowing Rock to Manteo by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Blowing Rock in July; daily highs in Manteo reach 86°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Corolla.
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Corolla, United States — 3 nights

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and finally see Off-Road Tours. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at Corolla Yoga, then look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, then stop by Miss Kitty's Old Time Photos & Gifts, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Corolla tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Manteo to Corolla takes 1.5 hours. In July in Corolla, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.
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Paris, France — 7 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Corolla to Paris. Traveling from Corolla to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Corolla in July; daily highs in Paris reach 79°F and lows reach 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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North Carolina travel guide

4.5
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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