9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Nags Head
— 1 night
2
New Bern
— 1 night
3
Raleigh
— 1 night
4
Greensboro
— 2 nights
5
Asheville
— 3 nights

1
night
Nags Head

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.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, look for gifts at Seagreen Gallery, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nags Head road trip tool.

New York City to Nags Head is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Nags Head reach 75°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to New Bern.

Things to do in Nags Head

Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Off-Road Tours, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Seagreen Gallery ©
Seagreen Gallery
Off-Road Tours

1
night
New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Fine Art at Baxters, steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at New Berne Antiques and Collectibles, and finally shop like a local with Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New Bern trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Nags Head to New Bern by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Nags Head in May, expect nights in New Bern to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in New Bern

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Fine Art at Baxters ©
Fine Art at Baxters
New Berne Antiques and Collectibles ©
New Berne Antiques and Collectibles
Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola ©
Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola

1
night
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then browse the eclectic array of goods at State Farmers Market, then wander the streets of North Hills, and finally browse for treasures at Raleigh Furniture Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Raleigh attractions planning site.

You can drive from New Bern to Raleigh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Greensboro.

Things to do in Raleigh

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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North Hills ©
North Hills
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
State Farmers Market ©
State Farmers Market

2
nights
Greensboro

Greensboro ©
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. On the 12th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Seagrove Creations Pottery Gallery, stop by Richard Childress Racing, and then view the masterpieces at Ambleside Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gibsonville Antiques & Collectibles, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Town Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of Eno Gallery, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Carrboro Farmers Market.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Greensboro trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Raleigh to Greensboro by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Greensboro are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Greensboro

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hillsborough, Seagrove Creations Pottery Gallery, Richard Childress Racing, Carrboro Farmers Market, Gibsonville Antiques & Collectibles
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Richard Childress Racing ©
Richard Childress Racing
Carrboro Farmers Market ©
Carrboro Farmers Market
Eno Gallery ©
Eno Gallery

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nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get some cultural insight at Biltmore and New Morning Gallery. Do your shopping at River Arts District and Blue Spiral 1. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy, view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, wander the streets of Biltmore Village, and shop like a local with Woolworth Walk.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Asheville trip planner.

Getting from Greensboro to Asheville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery

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