5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 1 day
Drive
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Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Fly

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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 25th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and then take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Corolla online travel route planner.

Washington DC to Corolla is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In November, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park, then stroll through Neuse River Trail, and finally stroll around Pullen Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Raleigh trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Corolla to Raleigh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in November, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Trails

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tumblestone Tours and Transportation and Food Tours. Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Zipline (in Lake Lure). There's much more to do: cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Asheville trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Raleigh to Asheville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.