14 days in North Carolina Itinerary

14 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Cherokee
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Charlotte
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Greensboro
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Raleigh
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Fayetteville
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Wilmington
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial, cruise along Newfound Gap Road, and then stop by Unique Gift Outlet. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Mingo Falls, then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, then see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co..

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

Saint Louis to Cherokee is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Cherokee due to the time zone difference. November in Cherokee sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Falls Park on the Reedy (in Greenville). There's much more to do: sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Asheville travel route builder app.

You can drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Asheville, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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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 20th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, get some fabulous bargains at Concord Mills, then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, and finally examine the collection at Mint Museum Uptown.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Charlotte online trip planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Greensboro.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Side Trips

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Greensboro

Greensboro is a city in the U.S. On the 21st (Sat), stop by Alamance Arts, then identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center, then contemplate the long history of Greensboro History Museum, and finally examine the collection at International Civil Rights Center & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): engage your brain at Greensboro Science Center, contemplate the long history of Old Salem Museums & Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Greensboro trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Charlotte to Greensboro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Greensboro are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Greensboro

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Raleigh

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): hike along Neuse River Trail, admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and then deepen your understanding at Duke University. On the next day, get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, then walk around Pullen Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Memorial Bell Tower.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Raleigh online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Greensboro to Raleigh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Fayetteville

Fayetteville is a city in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Aloha Safari Zoo, and then play a few rounds at Tobacco Road Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Veterans Park, then admire the natural beauty at Cape Fear Botanical Garden, and then examine the collection at Airborne and Special Operations Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fayetteville day trip app.

Getting from Raleigh to Fayetteville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Fayetteville can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

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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 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, learn about all things military at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, then meet the residents at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, and finally look for gifts at The Veggie Wagon.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Wilmington trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Fayetteville to Wilmington in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in November, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.