8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Asheville
— 3 nights
2
Wilmington
— 2 nights
3
Nags Head
— 2 nights

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Escape the urban bustle at The North Carolina Arboretum and Devil's Courthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Dry Falls (in Highlands) and Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee (in Cherokee). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Biltmore, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Asheville road trip planning website.

New York City to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: highs in Asheville hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dry Falls, Devil's Courthouse, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 5th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex and then step aboard Battleship North Carolina. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Holden Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Island Beach, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Wilmington trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Wilmington takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Asheville in March, with highs in Wilmington at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nags Head.

Things to do in Wilmington

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Holden Beach, Oak Island Beach, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

2
nights
Nags Head

Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, thensee Off-Road Tours, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, thenkick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coquina Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nags Head online attractions planner.

You can drive from Wilmington to Nags Head in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Wilmington, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nags Head, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Coquina Beach, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Off-Road Tours, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

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