10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Wilmington
— 1 night
2
Durham
— 1 night
3
Charlotte
— 2 nights
4
Asheville
— 3 nights
5
Cherokee
— 2 nights

1
night
Wilmington

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): step aboard Battleship North Carolina and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Front Street Brewery, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Battle House Laser Tag, and finally make a trip to Riverwalk.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Wilmington journey planning tool.

Atlanta to Wilmington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December in Wilmington, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Room Escape Games
Battle House Laser Tag ©
Battle House Laser Tag
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens

1
night
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Durham trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Wilmington to Durham in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Wilmington in January, expect nights in Durham to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Charlotte.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

North Carolina Museum of Art
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Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), get in on the family fun at Carowinds, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Escape Kings, and then browse the collection at Billy Graham Library. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Discovery Place Science, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Muddy River Distillery, and then see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Charlotte trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Durham to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Charlotte, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Muddy River Distillery
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NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
When in Asheville, make a side trip to see Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park in Chimney Rock, approximately Chimney Rock away. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Biltmore, take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Asheville online route planner.

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Asheville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in January, expect nights in Asheville to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Cherokee

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Waterrock Knob, see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cherokee trip planner.

Drive from Asheville to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Maggie Valley, River Rafting & Tubing, Dry Falls
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River Rafting & Tubing
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls

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