12 days in North Carolina Itinerary

12 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Durham
— 2 nights
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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Cherokee
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Beaufort
— 1 night
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Nags Head
— 2 nights

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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.
Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Womancraft Gifts, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and finally gain insight at Duke University.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Durham trip itinerary planner.

Muenster, Germany to Durham is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Muenster in August, expect Durham to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charlotte.

Things to do in Durham

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Urban Axes Durham ©
Urban Axes Durham
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Carowinds, browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, and then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Charlotte route planning website.

You can drive from Durham to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

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

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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.
On the 13th (Thu), admire the 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: admire the natural beauty at Biltmore, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then admire the sheer force of Sliding Rock.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Asheville online road trip planner.

Getting from Charlotte to Asheville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in August, things will get little chillier in Asheville: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

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Cherokee

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 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, then examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co..

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Traveling by car from Asheville to Cherokee takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Elevated Mountain Distilling Co. ©
Elevated Mountain Distilling Co.

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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 16th (Sun): make a trip to Riverwalk, then step aboard Battleship North Carolina, and then take a stroll through Historic District.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Wilmington online travel route planner.

You can fly from Cherokee to Wilmington in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Cherokee in August, things will get a bit warmer in Wilmington: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Beaufort.

Things to do in Wilmington

Neighborhoods
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Historic District ©
Historic District
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

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Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Macon State Park, and then visit Island Express Ferry Service.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Beaufort road trip website.

Getting from Wilmington to Beaufort by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Beaufort can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks · Transportation · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fort Macon State Park ©
Fort Macon State Park
Island Express Ferry Service ©
Island Express Ferry Service
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores ©

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Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
On the 18th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, then get your game on at Life On A Sandbar, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nags Head itinerary planner.

You can drive from Beaufort to Nags Head in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In August, daily temperatures in Nags Head can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Outer Banks Distilling ©
Outer Banks Distilling
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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