8 days in North Carolina, West Virginia & Virginia Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina, West Virginia & Virginia Itinerary

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Asheville
— 3 nights
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White Sulphur Springs
— 1 night
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Davis
— 1 night
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Corolla
— 1 night
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Drive to Currituck, NC, Ferry to Knotts Island, NC, Drive to Virginia Beach
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Virginia Beach
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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Take a break from the city and head to Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and Zipline. Step off the beaten path and head to DuPont State Recreational Forest and Looking Glass Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Cataloochee Valley (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park), Mast General Store (in Waynesville) and Soco Falls (in Maggie Valley). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, admire the majestic nature at Holmes Educational State Forest, get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks, and explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Asheville trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: highs in Asheville hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to White Sulphur Springs.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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White Sulphur Springs

White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): Head underground at Lost World Caverns, look for all kinds of wild species at The Greenbrier, then expand your understanding of the military at Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility, and finally relax and rejuvenate at The Salt Cave and Spa.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our White Sulphur Springs day trip planner.

Getting from Asheville to White Sulphur Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Asheville in December, expect White Sulphur Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 45°F and 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Davis.

Things to do in White Sulphur Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Davis

Davis is a town in Tucker County, West Virginia, along the Blackwater River. On the 29th (Tue), ski along the peaceful trails at White Grass Touring and Cafe, look for all kinds of wild species at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Blackwater Falls State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Davis online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from White Sulphur Springs to Davis in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Davis

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 30th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Currituck Banks Reserve, contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club, and then take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Corolla holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Davis to Corolla takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Davis in December, expect Corolla to be a bit warmer, temps between 56°F and 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Corolla

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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Virginia Beach

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour and then stroll through Sandbridge Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Virginia Beach trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Corolla to Virginia Beach takes 3.5 hours. December in Virginia Beach sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

North Carolina travel guide

4.3
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.

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Specialty Museums
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.