12 days in Denver & North Carolina Itinerary

12 days in Denver & North Carolina Itinerary

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Denver
— 2 nights
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Cherokee
— 1 day
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
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Durham
— 1 night
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Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Denver is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Denver. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in March, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Cherokee.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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Cherokee

Trails of Legends and Adventures

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 20th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Swain County Heritage Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cherokee trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Cherokee takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, subway, and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Casinos · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Adventure

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Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Swain County Heritage Museum ©
Swain County Heritage Museum

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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Biltmore, then take in the exciting artwork at Colin's Creatures, and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville trip site.

You can drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Food Tours
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

1
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Charlotte

Charlotte ©

The Queen City

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 23rd (Mon), examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, and then get in on the family fun at Carowinds.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Charlotte are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Wilmington.

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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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 (Tue): step aboard Battleship North Carolina, then have some family-friendly fun at Battle House Laser Tag, and then do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery. Keep things going the next day: stop by Historic District, make a trip to Riverwalk, and then steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Wilmington trip planner.

You can fly from Charlotte to Wilmington in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Durham.

Things to do in Wilmington

Neighborhoods · Wineries · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Historic District ©
Historic District
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery
Battle House Laser Tag ©
Battle House Laser Tag

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Durham

Durham ©

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
On the 26th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, and finally stroll the grounds of Old Town Cemetery.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Durham trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Wilmington to Durham by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

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Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, have some family-friendly fun at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling, then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, and then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kill Devil Hills day trip site.

Drive from Durham to Kill Devil Hills in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Durham in March, you will find days in Kill Devil Hills are slightly colder (55°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Outer Banks Distilling ©
Outer Banks Distilling
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Off-Road Tours

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