8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip planner
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Bryson City
— 1 day
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Highlands
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Kill Devil Hills
— 3 nights
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Bryson City — 1 day

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stop by Unique Gift Outlet, try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bryson City driving holiday planner.

Houston to Bryson City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Houston in October, plan for slightly colder days in Bryson City, with highs around 70°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive 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. On the 16th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lake Glenville Scenic Waterfall Cruises, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Dry Falls.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Highlands online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Highlands takes 1.5 hours. October in Highlands sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Asheville.
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Asheville — 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Hendersonville (Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Goat Farm & Grandad's Apples) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). There's still lots to do: cruise along Blue Ridge Parkway, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Highlands to Asheville takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Kill Devil Hills.
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Kill Devil Hills — 3 nights

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kill Devil Hills: Corolla (Whalehead Club, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, &more) and North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island (in Manteo). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling, take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, and enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse.

Planning Kill Devil Hills trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can fly from Asheville to Kill Devil Hills in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Asheville in October, Kill Devil Hills is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight 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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