8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Manama
Fly:  27​h
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Charlotte
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Durham
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 45​min
Manama

2
days
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 7th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then contemplate the long history of Biltmore Estate, and finally explore and take pictures at Blueridge Parkway. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then stop by Asheville Bee Charmer.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Asheville travel website .

Manama, Bahrain to Asheville is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manama to Asheville. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Manama in December: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 11°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Blueridge Parkway
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Blueridge Parkway
Blueridge Parkway
Biltmore Estate ©
Biltmore Estate

2
days
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.
On the 9th (Sat), sample the fine beverages at Muddy River Distillery, then get in on the family fun at Carowinds, then examine the collection at Billy Graham Library, and finally examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Bank of America Stadium, explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Place Science, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Charlotte online trip planner .

You can drive from Asheville to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Asheville in December: high temperatures in Charlotte hover around 17°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Muddy River Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Billy Graham Library
Billy Graham Library
Carowinds
Carowinds
Bank of America Stadium ©
Bank of America Stadium

2
days
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then explore and take pictures at Cameron Indoor Stadium, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina: Museum of Natural Sciences, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pullen Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Durham trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Charlotte to Durham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in December, expect Durham to be slightly colder, temps between 14°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durham

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Raleigh
Highlights from your plan
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Cameron Indoor Stadium ©
Cameron Indoor Stadium

Similar Plans

10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 57 days in North Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Maryland, North Carolina & Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans