11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
2
Durham
— 2 nights
3
Wilmington
— 2 nights
4
Cherokee
— 1 night
5
Asheville
— 3 nights
6
Charlotte
— 1 night

1
night
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 1st (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kill Devil Hills day trip app.

Ocean City to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ocean City in April, Kill Devil Hills is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Durham.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Nags Head, Off-Road Tours
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Off-Road Tours
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

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 3rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, and then admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Pullen Park, then engage your brain at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Durham Distillery.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Durham trip maker app.

Drive from Kill Devil Hills to Durham in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Kill Devil Hills in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Durham: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raleigh, Conservators Center
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Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel

2
nights
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 5th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, then contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, and finally stop by Cape Fear Spice Merchants. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Historic District, make a trip to Riverwalk, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilmington day trip planning site.

You can drive from Durham to Wilmington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in Wilmington sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cherokee.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
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Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens
Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and finally try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cherokee trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Wilmington to Cherokee takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Wilmington in April, things will get slightly colder in Cherokee: highs are around 69°F and lows about 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Tours · Fun & Games · Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Unique Gift Outlet ©
Unique Gift Outlet

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Step out of Asheville to go to Chimney Rock and see Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Biltmore, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Asheville are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Food Tours

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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 11th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Carowinds, browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, and then see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Charlotte trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Asheville to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Charlotte are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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

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