60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Charlotte
— 6 nights
2
Blowing Rock
— 6 nights
3
Asheville
— 9 nights
4
Cherokee
— 5 nights
5
Highlands
— 5 nights
6
Wilmington
— 7 nights
7
Beaufort
— 5 nights
8
Hatteras Island
— 5 nights
9
Corolla
— 4 nights
10
Raleigh
— 7 nights

6
nights
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.
Explore Charlotte's surroundings by going to Beatty's Ford Park (in Denver), Mount Airy (Mount Airy Museum of Regional History & The Andy Griffith Museum) and The Lazy 5 Ranch (in Mooresville). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Kings, examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and find something for the whole family at Carowinds.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Charlotte sightseeing planning app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Charlotte. May in Charlotte sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winston Salem, Concord, Mount Airy, Carl J. McEwen Historic Village, Pilot Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library

6
nights
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blowing Rock: Linville (Rough Ridge Lookout, Hawksbill Mountain Trail, &more), Rio Doce Gem Mine (in Spruce Pine) and Morganton (Thermal Valley, Catawba River Greenway, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, find something for the whole family at Tweetsie Railroad, walk around Memorial Park, and go deep underground at Doc's Rocks Gem Mine.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Blowing Rock online journey builder.

Getting from Charlotte to Blowing Rock by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May, Blowing Rock is a bit cooler than Charlotte - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Linville, Hickory, Morganton, Lenoir, Grandfather Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Vx3 Trail Rides ©
Vx3 Trail Rides
Memorial Park ©
Memorial Park

9
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Sweet Betsy Farm (in Marion), Hendersonville (Bearwallow Mountain, Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, &more) and Lake Lure (Zipline & Lake Lure Flowering Bridge). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Biltmore, indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Asheville trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Asheville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Blowing Rock in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Asheville, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hendersonville, Pisgah Forest, Lake Lure, Polk county history museum, Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Food Tours
New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cherokee: Max Patch (in Hot Springs), Santeetlah Lake (in Robbinsville) and Maggie Valley (Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum & Soco Falls). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, walk around Oconaluftee Islands Park, try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Waterrock Knob.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cherokee route planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. In May in Cherokee, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Highlands.

Things to do in Cherokee

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maggie Valley, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina Mountains, Bryson City, Max Patch
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Mingo Falls ©
Mingo Falls

5
nights
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Highlands: Southern Highlands Reserve (in Lake Toxaway), Sapphire (Horsepasture River and Nature Trails, Gorges State Park, &more) and Franklin (Old Cardinal Gem Mine, Lazy Hiker Brewing Company, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, stop by A Jones Company, stroll through Devil's Courthouse, and explore the activities along Lake Glenville.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Highlands travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Highlands takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Highlands are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Franklin, Sapphire, Pisgah Forest, Cashiers, Chatuge Dam Trail
Highlights from your plan
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Whiteside Mountain ©
Whiteside Mountain

7
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Get out of town with these interesting Wilmington side-trips: Oak Island (The Point & Oak Island Beach), Federal Point History Center (in Carolina Beach) and Southport (Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). And it doesn't end there: step aboard Battleship North Carolina, get to know the fascinating history of Wilmington National Cemetery, make a trip to Riverwalk, and contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wilmington trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Highlands to Wilmington takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Highlands in June: high temperatures in Wilmington hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kure Beach, Southport, Surf City, Carolina Beach, Jacksonville
Highlights from your plan
Walton's Distillery ©
Walton's Distillery
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
Battle House Laser Tag ©
Battle House Laser Tag

5
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to The Point (in Emerald Isle), Harkers Island (Cape Lookout National Seashore, Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, &more) and New Bern (Mitchell Hardware, North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, &more). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Island Express Ferry Service, examine the collection at North Carolina Maritime Museum, step off the mainland to explore Shackleford Banks, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Macon State Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Beaufort online road trip planner.

You can drive from Wilmington to Beaufort in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Wilmington in June, expect nights in Beaufort to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Harkers Island, New Bern, The Point, Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary, Foscue Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Fort Macon State Park ©
Fort Macon State Park
Island Express Ferry Service ©
Island Express Ferry Service
North Carolina Maritime Museum ©
North Carolina Maritime Museum

5
nights
Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hatteras Island: Holy Redeemer By the Sea Catholic Church (in Kitty Hawk), Wright Brothers National Memorial (in Kill Devil Hills) and Nags Head (Dowdy Park, Jockey's Ridge State Park, &more).

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hatteras Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beaufort to Hatteras Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. June in Hatteras Island sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Nags Head, Manteo, Ocracoke, Holy Redeemer By the Sea Catholic Church, Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Outer Banks Distilling ©
Outer Banks Distilling
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

4
nights
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Venture out of the city with trips to Flippers Arcade & Variety Store (in Grandy) and Carova Beach (in Carova). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, tee off at The Grass Course, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Corolla trip app.

You can drive from Hatteras Island to Corolla in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Duck, Flippers Arcade & Variety Store, Carova Beach
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum

7
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Venture out of the city with trips to Uwharrie Crystalline (in Seagrove), Durham (Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Duke University Chapel, &more) and Chapel Hill (FRANK Gallery, University of North Carolina, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Neuse River Trail, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, stroll around Pullen Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lonerider: Ales for Outlaws.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Raleigh trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Corolla to Raleigh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. June in Raleigh sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Durham, Greensboro, Chapel Hill, Asheboro, Apex
Highlights from your plan
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Neuse River Trail ©
Neuse River Trail
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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