8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 1 day
Drive
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Raleigh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Highlands
— 1 night
Fly

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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 21st (Sat), see Off-Road Tours and then take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Corolla road trip site.

Fort Lauderdale to Corolla is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in November, expect Corolla to be much colder, temps between 61°F and 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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nights
Raleigh

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Raleigh: Sarah P. Duke Gardens (in Durham), International Civil Rights Center & Museum (in Greensboro) and Conservators Center (in Burlington). There's much more to do: trek along Neuse River Trail, get curious at Marbles Kids Museum, get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and see the interesting displays at Airborne and Special Operations Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Raleigh day trip planner.

You can drive from Corolla to Raleigh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In November in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

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 Zipline (in Lake Lure). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Asheville trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Asheville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Asheville are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

1
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Highlands

Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Bust Your Butt Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Highlands road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Highlands takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Highlands are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.