5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
1
Asheville
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
2
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Nags Head
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h
End: New York City

1
night
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 31st (Fri), sample the tasty concoctions at Highland Brewing Company.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Asheville day trip website.

New York City to Asheville is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from New York City in January, you will find days in Asheville are somewhat warmer (47°F), and nights are about the same (27°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar ©
Thomas Wolfe Memorial ©
Thomas Wolfe Memorial

2
nights
Wilmington

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 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Holden Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Island Beach, and then look for gifts at The Christmas House. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Downtown Wilmington, then look for all kinds of wild species at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Wilmington route planner.

You can fly from Asheville to Wilmington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Wilmington: highs are around 61°F and lows about 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nags Head.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Surf City, The Christmas House, Holden Beach, Oak Island Beach
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Downtown Wilmington ©
Downtown Wilmington
Spas

1
night
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, and then enjoy some diversion at Life On A Sandbar.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nags Head travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wilmington to Nags Head in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. When traveling from Wilmington in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nags Head: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Fishing Charters & Tours
Life On A Sandbar ©
Life On A Sandbar

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