8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Cherokee
— Few hours
2
Asheville
— 3 nights
3
Durham
— 2 nights
4
Charlotte
— 2 nights

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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 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Swain County Heritage Museum and then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cherokee trip itinerary site.

Chattanooga to Cherokee is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Chattanooga in February, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Cherokee. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trip

Swain County Heritage Museum
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Swain County Heritage Museum ©
Swain County Heritage Museum

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Biltmore, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Durham.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Crystal Mountain Gem Mine
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Food Tours
Lexington Glassworks ©
Lexington Glassworks

2
nights
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 19th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, and then admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Town Cemetery, thenengage your brain at Museum of Life + Science, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel.

Discover how to plan a Durham trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Asheville to Durham by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Durham can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Charlotte.

Things to do in Durham

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 21st (Fri): examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, thenget your game on at Escape Kings, thenget lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, and finally identify plant and animal life at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Discovery Place Science, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Muddy River Distillery, and then find something for the whole family at Carowinds.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Charlotte trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Durham to Charlotte takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve, Muddy River Distillery
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NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library

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