11 days in North Carolina & Southern Virginia Itinerary

11 days in North Carolina & Southern Virginia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
1
Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Danville
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Charlotte
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Asheville
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 19th (Wed), get your game on at Outer Banks Old Time Photos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Corolla sightseeing planner.

Chicago to Corolla is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in February, things will get a bit warmer in Corolla: highs are around 53°F and lows about 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Danville.

Things to do in Corolla

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Outer Banks Old Time Photos
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Currituck Banks Reserve ©
Currituck Banks Reserve
Parasailing & Paragliding
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education ©
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education

1
night
Danville

Danville ©
Danville is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): walk around Anglers Park, then steep yourself in history at Wreck of the Old 97, then stroll around Dan Daniel Memorial Park, and finally learn more about the world around you at Crossing at the Dan.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Danville online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Corolla to Danville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Corolla in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Danville, with lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Danville

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Anglers Park ©
Anglers Park
Crossing at the Dan ©
Crossing at the Dan
Dan Daniel Memorial Park ©
Dan Daniel Memorial Park

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Little Sugar Creek Greenway and The Green. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mint Museum Uptown and Historic Rosedale Plantation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlotte: Salisbury National Cemetery (in Salisbury) and Stewart Haas Racing (in Kannapolis). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hendrick Motorsports Complex, hike along Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve, and admire the masterpieces at The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlotte journey tool.

You can drive from Danville to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Charlotte are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Outdoors Museums Trails

Side Trips

Salisbury National Cemetery, Stewart Haas Racing
Highlights from your plan
Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve ©
Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve
Little Sugar Creek Greenway ©
Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Hendrick Motorsports Complex ©
Hendrick Motorsports Complex

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Riverside Cemetery and Woolworth Walk. Visit Cathedral Of All Souls and Thomas Wolfe Memorial for their historical value. Step out of Asheville with an excursion to DuPont State Recreational Forest in Cedar Mountain--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Biltmore Winery at Antler Hill Village, stop by Asheville Drum Circle, view the masterpieces at Center for Craft, and admire the masterpieces at Downtown Asheville Art District.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville visit planning site.

Getting from Charlotte to Asheville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Charlotte in February since evenings lows in Asheville dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

DuPont State Recreational Forest
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DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Riverside Cemetery ©
Riverside Cemetery
Cathedral Of All Souls ©
Cathedral Of All Souls

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