14 days in North Carolina Itinerary

14 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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1
Asheville
— 2 nights
2
Charlotte
— 2 nights
3
Wilmington
— 2 nights
4
Ocracoke
— 2 nights
5
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
6
New Bern
— 2 nights
7
Raleigh
— 1 night
8
Greensboro
— 1 night

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
For shopping fun, head to New Morning Gallery or Philip DeAngelo Studio. Appreciate the collections at Biltmore and Lexington Glassworks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Cedar Hill Studio & Gallery (in Waynesville) and It's By Nature (in Sylva). It doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Ariel Gallery and get a taste of the local shopping with American Folk Art & Framing.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville online tour planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Asheville. In December, daytime highs in Asheville are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cedar Hill Studio & Gallery, It's By Nature
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
Philip DeAngelo Studio ©
Philip DeAngelo Studio

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.
On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame and then get curious at Discovery Place Science.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Charlotte trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Asheville to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December in Charlotte, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Concord Mills, The Rumor Mill Market
Highlights from your plan
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Discovery Place Science ©
Discovery Place Science
The Rumor Mill Market ©
The Rumor Mill Market

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On your second day here, explore the galleries of Fort Fisher State Historic Site, look for gifts at The Veggie Wagon, thenbrowse the exhibits of Bellamy Mansion, thensteep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Motts Channel Seafood.

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

You can fly from Charlotte to Wilmington in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Wrightsville Beach, Fort Fisher State Historic Site, The Veggie Wagon
Highlights from your plan
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens
Expo 216 ©
Expo 216
Fort Fisher State Historic Site ©
Fort Fisher State Historic Site

2
nights
Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. On the 8th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, thenget engrossed in the history at Ocracoke Preservation Museum, thenview the masterpieces at Over the Moon, and finally identify plant and animal life at Ocracoke Pony Pens.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ocracoke trip itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Wilmington to Ocracoke in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Ocracoke can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Manteo.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Ocracoke Preservation Museum ©
Ocracoke Preservation Museum
Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse

1
night
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 9th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Buffalo City Exhibit and then kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Manteo visit planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Manteo in 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to New Bern.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial

2
nights
New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Hammocks Beach State Park, thencontemplate the long history of North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, thenpick up a one of a kind souvenir at New Berne Antiques and Collectibles, and finally view the masterpieces at Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read New Bern online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Manteo to New Bern takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in New Bern

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hammocks Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola ©
Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola
North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace ©
New Bern Fireman's Museum ©
New Bern Fireman's Museum

1
night
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 12th (Mon): engage your brain at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

For reviews and tourist information, refer to the Raleigh online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from New Bern to Raleigh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Greensboro.

Things to do in Raleigh

Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©

1
night
Greensboro

Greensboro ©
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. On the 13th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Greensboro History Museum and then contemplate the long history of Old Salem Museums & Gardens. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, get curious at Greensboro Science Center, and then examine the collection at International Civil Rights Center & Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Greensboro online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Raleigh to Greensboro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Greensboro can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Greensboro

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park ©
International Civil Rights Center & Museum ©
Old Salem Museums & Gardens ©
Old Salem Museums & Gardens

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