60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Nags Head
— 5 nights
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Wilmington
— 8 nights
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Fayetteville
— 6 nights
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Raleigh
— 8 nights
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Greensboro
— 6 nights
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Charlotte
— 7 nights
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Blowing Rock
— 6 nights
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Asheville
— 8 nights
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Cherokee
— 5 nights

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nags Head side-trips: OB-Xscape Rooms (in Southern Shores), Corolla (Off-Road Tours, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, &more) and Cape Hatteras National Seashore (in Hatteras Island). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, take an unforgettable tour with Coastal Helicopters, and enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nags Head vacation planner.

Omaha to Nags Head is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Omaha to Nags Head is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Omaha in February: high temperatures in Nags Head hover around 53°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Corolla, Manteo, Hatteras Island, OB-Xscape Rooms, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Coastal Helicopters ©
Coastal Helicopters
Off-Road Tours
Jennette's Pier ©
Jennette's Pier

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilmington: Sacred Willow Spa (in Calabash), Walton's Distillery (in Jacksonville) and The Fancy Flea Antique Mall (in Shallotte). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery, step on board at Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry, let little ones run wild at Hugh McRae Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broomtail Craft Brewery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Wilmington online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nags Head to Wilmington takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Nags Head in February, expect nights in Wilmington to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Southport, New Bern, Kure Beach, Sacred Willow Spa, Walton's Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Willow Spa ©
Sacred Willow Spa
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

6
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Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a city in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fayetteville: Tobacco Road Golf Club (in Sanford), Pinehurst (Pinehurst Course Number 2, Camelot Playground, &more) and Southern Pines (Weymouth Woods, Creation Museum, &more). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure, take in the pleasant sights at Cape Fear Botanical Garden, examine the collection at Airborne and Special Operations Museum, and get outside with Paraclete XP Indoor Skydiving.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fayetteville day trip site.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Fayetteville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in February, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Broadslab Distillery, Tobacco Road Golf Club, Paraclete XP Indoor Skydiving
Highlights from your plan
ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure ©
ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure
Airborne and Special Operations Museum ©
Airborne and Special Operations Museum
Veterans Park ©
Veterans Park

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©
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: Durham (Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Duke University Chapel, &more), The Carolina Basketball Museum (in Chapel Hill) and Carolina Tiger Rescue (in Pittsboro). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at Cipher Escape, explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, hike along Neuse River Trail, and get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Raleigh journey planner.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Raleigh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Raleigh sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Greensboro.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Durham, Ava Gardner Museum, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, Sylvan Heights Bird Park, The Carolina Basketball Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cipher Escape ©
Cipher Escape
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

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Greensboro

Greensboro ©
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Greensboro: Winston Salem (Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, &more), Mebane Train Display (in Mebane) and Pilot Mountain State Park (in Pinnacle). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center, whizz through the canopy at Kersey Valley Zip Line, shop like a local with Ambleside Gallery, and get a tailor-made plan with Tap Hopper Tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Greensboro trip planner.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Greensboro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Greensboro sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Greensboro

Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Winston Salem, Archdale, North Carolina Zoo, Mebane Train Display, Pilot Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Greensboro Science Center ©
Greensboro Science Center
Kersey Valley Zip Line ©
Kersey Valley Zip Line

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mooresville (JR Motorsports & The Pit Indoor Kart Racing), Tiger World (in Rockwell) and Morrow Mountain State Park (in Albemarle). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, get curious at Discovery Place Science, and sample the fine beverages at Muddy River Distillery.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Charlotte online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Greensboro to Charlotte in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Huntersville, Mooresville, Concord, North Carolina Transportation Museum, Muddy River Distillery
Highlights from your plan
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Out of Time Escape ©
Out of Time Escape
Beer Tastings & Tours

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock ©
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Explore Blowing Rock's surroundings by going to Banner Elk (Sugar Mountain Resort & Flat Top Brewing), Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline (in Seven Devils) and Rough Ridge Lookout (in Linville). There's much more to do: trot along with Vx3 Trail Rides, identify plant and animal life at Grandfather Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Appalachian Ski Mtn., and contemplate the long history of Flat Top Manor.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Blowing Rock trip site.

Drive from Charlotte to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Charlotte in March, with highs in Blowing Rock at 50°F and lows at 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Boone, Banner Elk, Linville, Crossnore Weavers and Gallery, Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Vx3 Trail Rides ©
Vx3 Trail Rides
Appalachians Outdoor Adventures ©
Appalachians Outdoor Adventures
Flat Top Manor ©
Flat Top Manor

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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: DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain), Hendersonville (Elijah Mountain Gem Mine & Bearwallow Mountain) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at BREW-ed, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine.

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You can drive from Blowing Rock to Asheville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Blowing Rock, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Rosman, Mills River, Hendersonville, Blue Ridge Pkwy, DuPont State Recreational Forest
Highlights from your plan
BREW-ed ©
BREW-ed
Food Tours
Woolworth Walk ©
Woolworth Walk

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Cherokee

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), Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center (in Scaly Mountain) and Waterrock Knob (in Maggie Valley). Next up on the itinerary: try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, take in the dramatic scenery at Mingo Falls, test your problem-solving skills at 828 Escape Room, and make a trip to Deals Gap.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cherokee route planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Cherokee takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Cherokee can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sylva, Highlands, River Rafting & Tubing, Cherohala Skyway, Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Deals Gap ©
Deals Gap
828 Escape Room ©
828 Escape Room

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