North Carolina

Overview of North Carolina travel maps by regionThese free, printable travel maps of North Carolina are divided into eight regions:

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North Carolina

Color map of North Carolina.
North Carolina

The Outer Banks

This stretch of shoreline is rich with ecological wonders, centuries-old traditions, and historical mysteries. Around Nags Head and the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, surfers and hang gliders ride the wind and waves. One of the first English settlements appeared and then disappeared on Roanoke Island, and Blackbeard roamed these waters before losing his head near Ocracoke. Along the vast Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds, colonial towns and fishing villages stand sentinel along deep, still rivers. The Great Dismal Swamp is an eerie, unforgettable place for kayaking and canoeing.

Map of The Outer Banks, North Carolina
The Outer Banks
Map of Nags Head and Vicinity, North Carolina
Nags Head and Vicinity
Map of Kitty Hawk to Corolla, North Carolina
Kitty Hawk to Corolla
Map of Nags Head to Bodie Island, North Carolina
Nags Head to Bodie Island
Map of Roanoke Island, North Carolina
Roanoke Island
Map of Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
Ocracoke Island

Beaufort and the Crystal Coast

Quiet, comfortable beach towns line the Crystal Coast. Beaufort and New Bern, two of early North Carolina’s most important cities, have some of the most stunning early architecture in the South. Morehead City is a hot spot for scuba diving the offshore wrecks in the Graveyard of Atlantic, and Cape Lookout National Seashore has 56 miles of undeveloped shoreline inhabited only by wild horses and birds.

Map of Beaufort and the Crystal Coast, North Carolina
Beaufort and the Crystal Coast
Map of New Bern, North Carolina
New Bern
Map of Beaufort and Vicinity, North Carolina
Beaufort and Vicinity

Wilmington and the Cape Fear Region

The towns surrounding the mouth of the Cape Fear River are year-round knockouts. The old port city of Wilmington is known for its antebellum homes and gardens as well as lively shops and restaurants. Topsail Island, Wrightsville Beach, and the Beaches of Brunswick County offer some of the most beautiful stretches of sand in the nation. Inland, the Waccamaw and Lumber Rivers creep through blackwater swamps, while the Cape Fear River leads upstream to Fayetteville, a military hub.

Map of Wilmington and the Cape Fear Region, North Carolina
Wilmington and the Cape Fear Region
Map of Wilmington, North Carolina
Map of Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina
Downtown Wilmington

Raleigh and the Triangle

College towns Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill share a creative verve and intellectual vibe. Visitors enjoy rich music and literary scenes and volcanically exciting college sports. Come hungry and thirsty—fantastic restaurants, bars, and breweries await.

Map of Raleigh and the Triangle, North Carolina
Raleigh and the Triangle
Map of Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina
Downtown Raleigh
Map of Durham, North Carolina
Map of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Vicinity, North Carolina
Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Vicinity
Map of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina
Chapel Hill and Carrboro

Winston-Salem and Central Carolina

Few visitors experience North Carolina’s Piedmont in all its glory, but more should. At the southeastern edge, the Sandhills are a golfing mecca, with the famed Pinehurst Resort and one of the best-known courses in the world, and the nearby town of Seagrove is renowned for its pottery. The ancient, creepy Uwharrie Mountains shelter deep forests and mountain lakes. Greensboro and Winston-Salem house great galleries, museums, and restaurants. Old Salem preserves the village built by 18th-century religious pilgrims, and the Yadkin Valley, the heart of North Carolina’s wine country, is nearby.

Map of Winston-Salem and Central Carolina
Winston-Salem and Central Carolina
Map of Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Map of the Yadkin Valley Wine Trail, North Carolina
Yadkin Valley Wine Trail
Map of Greensboro and Vicinity, North Carolina
Greensboro and Vicinity
Map of Downtown Greensboro, North Carolina
Downtown Greensboro

Charlotte and Racing Country

The Old South, New South, and Global South come together to make Charlotte unmatched in its cultural vitality. The diverse restaurants alone show this: you’ll find everything from fried chicken to phô to enchiladas. There’s plenty to do here: south of Charlotte is the amusement park Carrowinds and the US Whitewater Center; north of Charlotte is the epicenter of NASCAR at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The surrounding towns are filled with fun shops and historic sites.

Map of Charlotte and Racing Country, North Carolina
Charlotte and Racing Country
Map of Charlotte, North Carolina
Map of the Vicinity of Charlotte, North Carolina
Vicinity of Charlotte

Asheville and the Blue Ridge

Asheville boasts artistic wealth and deep creative passions. A top beer destination and one of the South’s premier food cities, Asheville is filled with galleries, boutiques, and the general weirdness you expect from bigger cities. Its location between the Blue Ridge and Smokies gives easy access to the mountains, especially the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where recreation opportunities abound.

Map of the Northern Blue Ridge and Foothills, North Carolina
Northern Blue Ridge and Foothills
Map of Deep Mountains, North Carolina
Deep Mountains
Map of Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Blowing Rock
Map of Asheville, North Carolina
Map of Downtown Asheville, North Carolina
Downtown Asheville

Great Smoky Mountains

Straddling the border with Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a land of ridges, rocky rivers, virgin forests, and tumbling waterfalls. Visit appealing little towns like Dillsboro, Waynesville, and Sylva, as well as the tribal seat of the Eastern band of the Cherokee, a casino, and the first (and only) fly-fishing trail in the United States.

Map of Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
Great Smoky Mountains

Map of North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park