9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Corolla
— 1 night
2
Durham
— 1 night
3
Wilmington
— 2 nights
4
Charlotte
— 1 night
5
Asheville
— 2 nights
6
Cherokee
— 1 night

1
night
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 8th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Corolla online sightseeing planner.

New York City to Corolla is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Corolla to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Durham.

Things to do in Corolla

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Wright Brothers National Memorial, Jockey's Ridge State Park
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Off-Road Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum

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night
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
On the 10th (Sun), explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Durham trip planner.

Drive from Corolla to Durham in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and bus. May in Durham sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Durham

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

North Carolina Museum of Art
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

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nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thentake a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and then take a stroll through Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, make a trip to Riverwalk, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Wilmington trip planner.

Getting from Durham to Wilmington by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Wilmington

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
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Historic District ©
Historic District
Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

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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 13th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Carowinds, thenbrowse the collection at Billy Graham Library, and then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Charlotte trip itinerary app.

Getting from Wilmington to Charlotte by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Charlotte are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks Museums
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Carowinds ©
Carowinds
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Biltmore and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Asheville travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Asheville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Charlotte in May: high temperatures in Asheville hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Zipline
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Zipline

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night
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.
On the 16th (Sat), try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cherokee day trip app.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Cherokee takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Cherokee are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors Adventure Museums

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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