5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Charlotte
— 1 day
Drive
2
Blowing Rock
— 1 night
Drive
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bryson City
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Charlotte

— 1 day

The Queen City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): find something for the whole family at Carowinds and then see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlotte road trip planning site.

Los Angeles to Charlotte is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Charlotte is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Charlotte hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Blowing Rock

— 1 night
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, then get a dose of the wild on High Mountain Expeditions, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Blowing Rock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Charlotte to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in July, things will get slightly colder in Blowing Rock: highs are around 78°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Asheville using our trip planner.

Getting from Blowing Rock to Asheville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Blowing Rock in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Bryson City

— 1 night
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then look for gifts at Bryson City Outdoors.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryson City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. In July in Bryson City, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Casinos · Fun & Games · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Zipline
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.