7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Bryson City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

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Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Venture out of the city with trips to North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island (in Manteo) and Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum (in Corolla). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kill Devil Hills day trip site .

Atlanta to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nags Head, North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and then step off the mainland to explore Topsail Island. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, then learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina, and then make a trip to Riverwalk.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Wilmington online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Kill Devil Hills to Wilmington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. July in Wilmington sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bryson City.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Topsail Island, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
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Topsail Island ©
Topsail Island
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bryson City trip maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Wilmington to Bryson City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Wilmington in July; daily highs in Bryson City reach 83°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Clingmans Dome
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River Rafting & Tubing
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

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