9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina holiday planner

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Route & dates

1
Asheville
— 2 nights
2
Wilmington
— 3 nights
3
Ocracoke
— 1 night
4
Edenton
— 1 night
5
Corolla
— 1 night

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 8th (Fri), stop by Asheville Drum Circle. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Thomas Wolfe Memorial, thentake in the exciting artwork at Grovewood Village, and then stop by Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip builder.

New York City to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards ©
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

3
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bellamy Mansion and Fort Fisher State Historic Site. Do some cultural sightseeing at Downtown Wilmington and Duplin Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilmington: Callahan's of Calabash (in Calabash), North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport (in Southport) and Oak Island Beach (in Oak Island). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Old Baldy Lighthouse & Smith Island Museum and get engrossed in the history at Cape Fear Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Wilmington online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Asheville to Wilmington by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Asheville in May: high temperatures in Wilmington hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Callahan's of Calabash, Duplin Winery, Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Old Baldy Lighthouse & Smith Island Museum, North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport
Highlights from your plan
Fort Fisher State Historic Site ©
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Downtown Wilmington ©
Downtown Wilmington
Bellamy Mansion ©
Bellamy Mansion

1
night
Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, take an in-depth tour of Ocracoke Preservation Museum, thenshop like a local with Over the Moon, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ocracoke day trip app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Wilmington to Ocracoke takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Wilmington in May: highs in Ocracoke hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Edenton.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ocracoke Preservation Museum ©
Ocracoke Preservation Museum
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach

1
night
Edenton

Edenton ©
Edenton is a town on Albemarle Sound in Chowan County, North Carolina, United States. On the 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Historic Edenton State Historic Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, thenvisit a coastal fixture at 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse, and finally contemplate the long history of Barker House.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Edenton online attractions planner.

You can drive from Ocracoke to Edenton in 4 hours. May in Edenton sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Edenton

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Barker House ©
Barker House
Historic Edenton State Historic Site ©
Historic Edenton State Historic Site
1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse ©
1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse

1
night
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club, see Off-Road Tours, and then stroll through Currituck Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Corolla online trip maker.

Getting from Edenton to Corolla by car takes about 2.5 hours. May in Corolla sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Whalehead Club ©
Whalehead Club
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach

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