8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Charlotte
— 1 night
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
3
Durham
— 2 nights
4
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Carowinds, thenbrowse the collection at Billy Graham Library, and then see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Charlotte trip planner.

Seattle to Charlotte is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. When traveling from Seattle in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Charlotte, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Theme Parks
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NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
Carowinds ©
Carowinds

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 16th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum and then explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy. On your second day here, do a tasting at Biltmore, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville trip app.

Getting from Charlotte to Asheville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Asheville when traveling from Charlotte in April, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Food Tours
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

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Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, walk around Pullen Park, thenlearn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and finally identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Old Town Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and finally deepen your understanding at Duke University.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Durham trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Asheville to Durham by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Durham are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Durham

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raleigh, Old Town Cemetery
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University ©
Duke University

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Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, have some family-friendly fun at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, thensee Off-Road Tours, and finally enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Island Farm, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling, and then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kill Devil Hills tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Durham to Kill Devil Hills takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durham in April: highs in Kill Devil Hills hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Corolla, Manteo, Bodie Island Lighthouse
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Outer Banks Distilling ©
Outer Banks Distilling
Off-Road Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial

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