10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and then deepen your understanding at Duke University. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park, thenadmire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, and finally stroll around Pullen Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Raleigh day trip website.

Helsinki, Finland to Raleigh is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Raleigh is minus 7 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: highs in Raleigh hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Durham
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

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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 24th (Sun): take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, make a trip to Riverwalk, and then wander the streets of Historic District.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Wilmington trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Raleigh to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Wilmington

Neighborhoods
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Historic District ©
Historic District
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

1
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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 25th (Mon): examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, join the crowd at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and then get in on the family fun at Carowinds.

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Getting from Wilmington to Charlotte by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wilmington in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Charlotte, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Charlotte Motor Speedway
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NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Carowinds ©
Carowinds
Charlotte Motor Speedway ©
Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thensteep yourself in history at Biltmore, thenview the masterpieces at Asheville Gallery of Art, and finally explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

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You can drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in October: highs in Asheville hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Food Tours

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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 28th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and then admire the sheer force of Dry Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Waterrock Knob, see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co., and finally try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

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Traveling by car from Asheville to Cherokee takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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