46 days in North Carolina Itinerary

46 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Cherokee
— 5 nights
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Asheville
— 6 nights
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Blowing Rock
— 5 nights
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Charlotte
— 5 nights
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Greensboro
— 5 nights
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Raleigh
— 5 nights
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Fayetteville
— 5 nights
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Wilmington
— 4 nights
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Kill Devil Hills
— 5 nights

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cherokee side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City), Anna Ruby Falls (in Helen) and Highlands (Bust Your Butt Falls & Dry Falls). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, get engrossed in the history at Mountain Farm Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mingo Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cherokee online trip maker.

New York City to Cherokee is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Cherokee hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road

6
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard), Hendersonville (Elijah Mountain Gem Mine & Team ECCO Aquarium & Shark Lab) and Echoview Fiber Mill (in Weaverville). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Biltmore, take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, and admire the sheer force of Falls Park on the Reedy.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Asheville trip maker site.

You can drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

5
nights
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Blowing Rock is known for adventure, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trot along with Vx3 Trail Rides, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, immerse yourself in nature at Julian Price Memorial Park, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Blowing Rock road trip planning site.

Getting from Asheville to Blowing Rock by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Asheville in April; daily highs in Blowing Rock reach 62°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Vx3 Trail Rides ©
Vx3 Trail Rides
Tweetsie Railroad ©
Tweetsie Railroad

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Charlotte: Columbia (Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden & Sea Lion Landing) and The Lazy 5 Ranch (in Mooresville). There's much more to do: get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, see the interesting displays at Carolinas Aviation Museum, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Kings, and get in on the family fun at Carowinds.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Blowing Rock to Charlotte takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Blowing Rock in April, with highs in Charlotte at 73°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Greensboro.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings

5
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Greensboro

Greensboro ©
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. Explore Greensboro's surroundings by going to Old Salem Museums & Gardens (in Winston Salem), Pilot Mountain State Park (in Pinnacle) and North Carolina Zoo (in Asheboro). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Greensboro Arboretum, admire the landmark architecture of J. Douglas Galyon Depot, contemplate the long history of Greensboro History Museum, and see the interesting displays at International Civil Rights Center & Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Greensboro trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Greensboro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Greensboro are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Greensboro

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park ©
The Greensboro Arboretum ©
The Greensboro Arboretum

5
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Raleigh

Raleigh ©

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Change things up with these side-trips from Raleigh: The Carolina Basketball Museum (in Chapel Hill), Sylvan Heights Bird Park (in Scotland Neck) and Durham (Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Duke University, &more). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, examine the collection at North Carolina Museum of History, take an in-depth tour of Marbles Kids Museum, and walk around Pullen Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Raleigh driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Greensboro to Raleigh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

5
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Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a city in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Fayetteville: Aloha Safari Zoo (in Cameron), Florence (Cottle Strawberry Farm & Florence Veterans Park) and Tobacco Road Golf Club (in Sanford). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Airborne and Special Operations Museum, enjoy some diversion at Camelot Playground, play a few rounds at Pinehurst Course Number 2, and brush up on your military savvy at 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum.

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Drive from Raleigh to Fayetteville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Fayetteville can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Golf

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cape Fear Botanical Garden ©
Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Airborne and Special Operations Museum ©
Airborne and Special Operations Museum
Veterans Park ©
Veterans Park

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Explore Wilmington's surroundings by going to Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry (in Southport), North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (in Kure Beach) and Walton's Distillery (in Jacksonville). The adventure continues: step aboard Battleship North Carolina, contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Front Street Brewery, and do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Wilmington journey maker website.

Drive from Fayetteville to Wilmington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Walton's Distillery ©
Walton's Distillery
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens

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Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kill Devil Hills: Corolla (Off-Road Tours, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, &more), Scotch Bonnet (in Hatteras Island) and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (in Buxton). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, admire the majestic nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, have some family-friendly fun at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, and take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier.

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Getting from Wilmington to Kill Devil Hills by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Wilmington in May: highs in Kill Devil Hills hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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