8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Kansas City
Fly + Drive:
7​h 15​min
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive:
1​h 15​min
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:
2​h 15​min
Charlotte
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:
4​h 30​min
Nags Head
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:
8​h
Kansas City

1
day
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, then try to win big at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Kansas City to Bryson City is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Bryson City. Traveling from Kansas City in July, expect Bryson City to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours Adventure Fun & Games

Side Trip

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
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River Rafting & Tubing
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

3
days
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium (in Hendersonville) and Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). There's lots more to do: cruise along Blueridge Parkway, steep yourself in history at Biltmore Estate, view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Drive from Bryson City to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Asheville are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Sightseeing Parks Tours

Side Trips

Chimney Rock State Park, Blueridge Parkway, Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium
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Blueridge Parkway
Biltmore Estate
Food Tours

2
days
Charlotte

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then get in on the family fun at Carowinds. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, see the interesting displays at Billy Graham Library, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Freedom Park.

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You can drive from Asheville to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Asheville in July; daily highs in Charlotte reach 91°F and lows reach 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Theme Parks Adventure
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NASCAR Hall of Fame
Carowinds
Freedom Park

1
day
Nags Head

Nags Head is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse and then take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Charlotte to Nags Head in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. When traveling from Charlotte in July, plan for slightly colder days in Nags Head, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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