10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Bryson City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blowing Rock
— 2 nights
Fly
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corolla
— 1 night
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Bryson City — 2 nights

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bryson City: Highlands (Jackson Hole Trading Post & Gem Mine & Dry Falls) and Sliding Rock (in Pisgah Forest). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Nantahala River Gem Mine, admire all the interesting features of Cherohala Skyway, and take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bryson City trip itinerary planner.

Denver to Bryson City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. In June in Bryson City, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough 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 5th (Mon), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Doc's Rocks Gem Mine, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then get interesting insight from High Mountain Expeditions. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Grandfather Mountain State Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rough Ridge Lookout.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Blowing Rock trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Bryson City to Blowing Rock by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Wilmington.
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Wilmington — 2 nights

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the striking features of Bellamy Mansion, then see majestic marine mammals with Anomaly Charters, and then kick back and relax at Oak Island Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Camp, look for gifts at Cape Fear Spice Merchants, then brush up on your military savvy at Battleship North Carolina, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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You can fly from Blowing Rock to Wilmington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Blowing Rock in June: high temperatures in Wilmington hover around 88°F and lows are around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manteo.
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Manteo, Roanoke Island — 2 nights

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 9th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and then make a trip to Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum. On the next day, get up close to creatures of the deep with Capt Johnny's Outer Banks Dolphin Tours, take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit, then take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and finally look for gifts at The Christmas Shop.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Manteo visit planning tool.

Getting from Wilmington to Manteo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Wilmington in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Manteo: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Corolla.
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Corolla — 1 night

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, see Off-Road Tours, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Corolla trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manteo to Corolla in 1.5 hours. June in Corolla sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel 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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