6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Fly
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Highlands
— 1 night
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Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Kill Devil Hills — 1 night

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours, enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kill Devil Hills trip itinerary maker app.

Washington DC to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kill Devil Hills when traveling from Washington DC in October, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Highlands.
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Highlands — 1 night

Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Lake Glenville Scenic Waterfall Cruises, take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls.

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Fly from Kill Devil Hills to Highlands in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Kill Devil Hills in October, Highlands is slightly colder at night with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bryson City.
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Bryson City — 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 5th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bryson City trip planner.

Getting from Highlands to Bryson City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bryson City are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.
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Asheville — 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 6th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks, then cruise along Blue Ridge Parkway, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Goat Farm.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Asheville travel planning app.

Drive from Bryson City to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In October in Asheville, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly 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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