7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina journey maker

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Asheville
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Raleigh
— 2 nights
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Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
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Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

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Fort Lauderdale to Asheville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in April, expect nights in Asheville to be cooler, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Breweries & Distilleries

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Wilmington

— 1 night
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, then take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and then take a stroll through Historic District.

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Traveling by flight from Asheville to Wilmington takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Wilmington. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Raleigh

— 2 nights

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 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and then gain insight at Duke University. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Pullen Park, then get curious at Marbles Kids Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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Drive from Wilmington to Raleigh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Raleigh sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Raleigh

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kill Devil Hills

— 2 nights
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and then take a memorable tour with Back Country Safari Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then admire the majestic nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial.

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You can drive from Raleigh to Kill Devil Hills in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Raleigh in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kill Devil Hills: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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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.