7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Corolla
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 1 night
3
Blowing Rock
— 2 nights
4
Asheville
— 1 night
5
Cherokee
— 1 night

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Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the galleries of Whalehead Club, then identify plant and animal life at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Currituck Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Corolla road trip planning tool.

Denver to Corolla is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in October, things will get a bit warmer in Corolla: highs are around 76°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Corolla

Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Whalehead Club ©
Whalehead Club
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education ©
Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 14th (Wed), admire the striking features of Bellamy Mansion, then admire the masterpieces at Cameron Art Museum, then learn about all things military at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Wilmington trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Corolla to Wilmington by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Highlights from your plan
Bellamy Mansion ©
Bellamy Mansion
Fort Fisher State Historic Site ©
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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nights
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock ©
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Julian Price Memorial Park, trot along with Vx3 Trail Rides, and then contemplate the long history of Flat Top Manor. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Blowing Rock Brewery, then look for gifts at Handtiques, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bass Lake.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Blowing Rock using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Blowing Rock takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Wilmington in October; daily highs in Blowing Rock reach 64°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Julian Price Memorial Park ©
Julian Price Memorial Park
Flat Top Manor ©
Flat Top Manor
Vx3 Trail Rides ©
Vx3 Trail Rides

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Thomas Wolfe Memorial, take in the exciting artwork at Grovewood Village, and then view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Asheville travel route planning website.

Drive from Blowing Rock to Asheville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Blowing Rock in October, expect nights in Asheville to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
Thomas Wolfe Memorial ©
Thomas Wolfe Memorial

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Cherokee

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 18th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Soco Falls, take an in-depth tour of Mountain Farm Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Mingus Mill.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cherokee online tour planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Soco Falls, Mingus Mill
Highlights from your plan
Soco Falls ©
Soco Falls
Mountain Farm Museum ©
Mountain Farm Museum
Mingus Mill ©
Mingus Mill

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