10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  19 h
1
Durham
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
5
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h
End: Riyadh

2
nights
Durham

Durham
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Town Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Life + Science, and then admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Durham tour itinerary app .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Durham is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Riyadh, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Durham, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Durham

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raleigh, Old Town Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 4th (Sat), do a tasting at Biltmore, then get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks, and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville trip app .

Traveling by car from Durham to Asheville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Durham in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Asheville, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

1
night
Charlotte

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 6th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Carowinds, then browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, and then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Charlotte online visit planner .

Getting from Asheville to Charlotte by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Carowinds ©
Carowinds
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame

1
night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
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 (Tue): contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and then make a trip to Riverwalk.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Wilmington vacation builder website .

Getting from Charlotte to Wilmington by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

2
nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then stop by Mom's Sweet Shop, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and finally get your game on at Outer Banks Old Time Photos.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kill Devil Hills vacation website .

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Kill Devil Hills takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Wilmington, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kill Devil Hills, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Nags Head, Corolla, Outer Banks Distilling
Highlights from your plan
Outer Banks Distilling ©
Outer Banks Distilling
Off-Road Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial

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