7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina tour builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Durham
— 1 day
Drive
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Boone
— 1 night
Drive
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Asheville
— 2 nights
Fly
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Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive
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Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive to Norfolk International Airport, Fly to Weston

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Durham

— 1 day

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, and then admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Durham trip maker site.

Weston to Durham is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Weston in May: high temperatures in Durham hover around 79°F and lows are around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Boone.

Things to do in Durham

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boone

— 1 night
Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then surround yourself with nature on High Mountain Expeditions.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Boone vacation builder website.

You can drive from Durham to Boone in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Durham in May, with highs in Boone at 69°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Boone

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 23rd (Sun), take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, then see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Asheville online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Boone to Asheville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boone in May: highs in Asheville hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Riverwalk, then take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and then wander the streets of Historic District.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Wilmington online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Wilmington takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Wilmington is a bit warmer than Asheville - with highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Wilmington

Neighborhoods

Kill Devil Hills

— 2 nights
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, immerse yourself in nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kill Devil Hills trip builder.

Getting from Wilmington to Kill Devil Hills by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Wilmington in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Kill Devil Hills, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Zipline
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.

Outer Banks travel guide

4.6
Lighthouses · History Museums · Piers & Boardwalks
A trip to Outer Banks takes visitors to a string of barrier islands just off the North Carolina coast. A holiday in Outer Banks is a chance to explore 320 km (200 mi) of state parks, open sea beaches, and wreck diving sites. It's also the perfect chance to visit Roanoke Island, England's original settlement in the New World. For those looking to add a bit of adrenaline to their experience, a vacation in Outer Banks delivers many different fishing options and methods, some of which hark back to the first European settlers in this part of the world.