10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Drive to Orlando International Airport, Fly to Piedmont Triad International Airport, Drive to Gibsonville
— 2 nights
Pisgah Forest
— 3 nights
Linville Falls
— 2 nights
Blowing Rock
— 2 nights
Drive to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Fly to Orlando International Airport, Drive to Auburndale


Gibsonville — 2 nights

Gibsonville is a city in both Alamance County and Guilford County, U.S. state of North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): do a tasting at Grove Winery and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gibsonville Antiques & Collectibles. On your second day here, stroll around Guilford-Mackintosh Park & Marina, then experience rural life at Homeland Creamery, and then experience rural life at Millstone Creek Orchards.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gibsonville day trip site.

Auburndale to Gibsonville is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Auburndale in September, with highs in Gibsonville at 82°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Pisgah Forest.
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Pisgah Forest — 3 nights

Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Looking Glass Rock and Davidson River Outfitters. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Looking Glass Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Serpentarium Magic, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fred W. Symmes Chapel, and take a peaceful walk through DuPont State Recreational Forest.

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Traveling by car from Gibsonville to Pisgah Forest takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Pisgah Forest, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Linville Falls.
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Linville Falls — 2 nights

Linville Falls is an unincorporated community at the junction of Avery, Burke, and McDowell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. On the 18th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Bobby McLean Memorial Park, take in the awesome beauty at Rough Ridge Lookout, then take in the dramatic scenery at Linville Falls, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Linville Gorge. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Blue Ridge Mountains and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mitchell State Park.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Linville Falls vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Pisgah Forest to Linville Falls takes 2 hours. In September in Linville Falls, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Blowing Rock.
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Blowing Rock — 2 nights

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. On the 20th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, then stroll around Memorial Park, then see the interesting displays at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, and finally trek along Bass Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Otter Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cascades Trail, and then admire the engineering at W. Kerr Scott Reservoir.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Blowing Rock day trip app.

You can drive from Linville Falls to Blowing Rock in an hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Linville Falls in September, with highs in Blowing Rock at 72°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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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.