11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, thenexamine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain, thenadmire the sheer force of Dry Falls, and then trek along Devil's Courthouse.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cherokee trip itinerary maker tool.

Los Angeles to Cherokee is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles to Cherokee, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in Cherokee reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, River Rafting & Tubing, Dry Falls, Devil's Courthouse, Whiteside Mountain
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River Rafting & Tubing
Whiteside Mountain ©
Whiteside Mountain
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Biltmore, thenview the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, and then admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Asheville are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Food Tours

1
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.
On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, thenbrowse the collection at Billy Graham Library, and then find something for the whole family at Carowinds.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlotte trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Asheville to Charlotte by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October in Charlotte, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks Museums
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Carowinds ©
Carowinds
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame

2
nights
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, thensteep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, and then take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see Off-Road Tours, and then visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Corolla online trip builder.

You can fly from Charlotte to Corolla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In October in Corolla, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Corolla

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, engage your brain at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, thenexamine the collection at North Carolina Museum of History, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Raleigh online holiday planner.

Drive from Corolla to Raleigh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In October in Raleigh, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

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
North Carolina Museum of History ©
North Carolina Museum of History

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