5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3 h
1
Wilmington
— Few hours
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Asheville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

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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 31st (Tue): step aboard Battleship North Carolina and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Wilmington trip itinerary site.

Washington DC to Wilmington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Wilmington, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, get your game on at Escape Kings, and then browse the collection at Billy Graham Library.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte day trip planning website.

You can fly from Wilmington to Charlotte in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wilmington in December, expect nights in Charlotte to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are little chillier, around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Fun & Games
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NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley) and Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee (in Cherokee). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Biltmore, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Asheville itinerary website.

You can drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Charlotte in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive Museums Tours

Side Trips

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
Room Escape Games

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