8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Cherokee
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Durham
— 2 nights
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Corolla
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and finally try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cherokee day trip tool.

Ottawa, Canada to Cherokee is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Ottawa in March, expect nights in Cherokee to be a bit warmer, around 1°C, while days are much warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Unique Gift Outlet ©
Unique Gift Outlet

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 31st (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Biltmore, take in the exciting artwork at Colin's Creatures, and then admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Asheville online trip planner.

You can drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Asheville are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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

1
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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 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, and then find something for the whole family at Carowinds.

To find out how to plan a trip to Charlotte, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Charlotte takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Durham.

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

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 3rd (Fri): walk around Pullen Park, get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park. Keep things going the next day: deepen your understanding at Duke University, take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Town Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Durham driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Charlotte to Durham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Durham sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Corolla.

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 Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel

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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then see Off-Road Tours, and then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Corolla trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Durham to Corolla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In April, daytime highs in Corolla are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Off-Road Tours
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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