11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 20th (Fri), browse the fresh offerings at Motts Channel Seafood.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Wilmington trip builder tool.

Little Rock to Wilmington is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Little Rock to Wilmington, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Federal Point History Center, Motts Channel Seafood, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
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North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher ©
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

2
nights
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 (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and then stroll around Pullen Park. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, examine the collection at The Carolina Basketball Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Raleigh trip site.

You can drive from Wilmington to Raleigh in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Raleigh sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Durham, The Carolina Basketball Museum
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

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 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park, take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial, and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Life On A Sandbar, then take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Corolla day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Corolla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. March in Corolla sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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 26th (Thu): browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, then find something for the whole family at Carowinds, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Kings, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Discovery Place Science and then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlotte tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Corolla to Charlotte takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In March, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve
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Discovery Place Science ©
Discovery Place Science
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Carowinds ©
Carowinds

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum and then explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Biltmore and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville trip planner.

Drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in March, expect nights in Asheville to be about the same, around 36°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Zipline
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Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Biltmore ©
Biltmore

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.
On the 30th (Mon), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Cherokee trip planner.

Drive from Asheville to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Cherokee are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Casinos · Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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