7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Cherokee
— Few hours
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Nags Head
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stop by Bryson City Outdoors and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cherokee online trip planner.

Newark to Cherokee is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Newark in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cherokee, with lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bryson City
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River Rafting & Tubing
Bryson City Outdoors ©
Bryson City Outdoors

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nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Biltmore, then look for gifts at Asheville Bee Charmer, and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and then explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Asheville online visit planner.

Drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Food Tours

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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.
On the 17th (Mon), examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, and then find something for the whole family at Carowinds.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Charlotte trip builder site.

Drive from Asheville to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Asheville in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Charlotte: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
Carowinds ©
Carowinds

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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 18th (Tue): make a trip to Riverwalk, take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and then get your game on at Battle House Laser Tag.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Wilmington trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Wilmington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Battle House Laser Tag ©
Battle House Laser Tag
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

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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.
On the 19th (Wed), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Outer Banks Old Time Photos. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nags Head attractions tool.

Getting from Wilmington to Nags Head by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Wilmington in August, expect nights in Nags Head to be about the same, around 72°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corolla, Kill Devil Hills, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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