10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Durham
— 1 day
2
Charlotte
— 2 nights
3
Asheville
— 3 nights
4
Cherokee
— 1 night
5
Wilmington
— 1 night
6
Corolla
— 2 nights

1
day
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 23rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and then admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art.

To find out how to plan a trip to Durham, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Durham. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in November, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Charlotte.

Things to do in Durham

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Richard Petty Driving Experience, engage your brain at Discovery Place Science, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Carowinds, get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, and then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Charlotte online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durham to Charlotte takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Richard Petty Driving Experience
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NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Take a break from Asheville with a short trip to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park in Chimney Rock, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Biltmore, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Food Tours
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stop by Unique Gift Outlet, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and finally try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cherokee trip planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Cherokee takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Casinos · Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Unique Gift Outlet ©
Unique Gift Outlet

1
night
Wilmington

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 30th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get your game on at Battle House Laser Tag, and then step aboard Battleship North Carolina.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wilmington route planner.

You can fly from Cherokee to Wilmington in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cherokee in November; daily highs in Wilmington reach 67°F and lows reach 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Battle House Laser Tag ©
Battle House Laser Tag
Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

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nights
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Corolla route site.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Corolla takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Wilmington in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Corolla: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 43°F at night. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Nags Head, Wright Brothers National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Off-Road Tours
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum

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