4 days in North Carolina Itinerary

4 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip planner

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Bryson City
— 1 day
— 2 nights
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
— 1 night
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to New York City


Bryson City

— 1 day
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bryson City visit planner.

New York City to Bryson City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bryson City when traveling from New York City in October, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Casinos

Side Trip

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— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy, and then view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Asheville trip planning app.

Getting from Bryson City to Asheville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Asheville, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Asheville

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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— 1 night
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Corolla trip itinerary maker website.

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. Traveling from Asheville in October, expect Corolla to be a bit warmer, temps between 76°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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North Carolina travel guide

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.