10 days in North Carolina & Abilene Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina & Abilene Itinerary

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10 days in North Carolina & Abilene Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Asheville
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
2
Abilene
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Corolla
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Edenton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Ocracoke
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 20th (Mon), look for gifts at Asheville Biltmore Gem Mine and then explore and take pictures at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Craggy Gardens and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville holiday maker .

New York City to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Asheville are a bit warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Elijah Mountain Gem Mine
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village
Elijah Mountain Gem Mine ©
Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

1
day
Abilene

Abilene ©
Abilene is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in West Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Taylor County History Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Abilene Zoo, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Grace Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Frontier Texas!.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Abilene sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Asheville to Abilene with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Asheville in May: high temperatures in Abilene hover around 84°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Taylor County History Center
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Frontier Texas! ©
Frontier Texas!
Taylor County History Center ©
Taylor County History Center
The Grace Museum ©
The Grace Museum

1
day
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Currituck Beach, see the interesting displays at Whalehead Club, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Corolla trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Abilene to Corolla. Traveling from Abilene to Corolla, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Abilene in May, you will find days in Corolla are slightly colder (78°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Edenton.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Whalehead Club ©
Whalehead Club
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Edenton

Edenton ©
Edenton is a town on Albemarle Sound in Chowan County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Edenton Bell Battery Cannon, steep yourself in history at Barker House, make a trip to 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse, then stroll the grounds of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and finally examine the collection at Historic Edenton State Historic Site.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Edenton sightseeing tool .

Getting from Corolla to Edenton by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Edenton

Historic Sites Museums
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Barker House ©
Barker House
Historic Edenton State Historic Site ©
St. Paul's Episcopal Church ©
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point, and then steep yourself in history at British Cemetery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ocracoke trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Edenton to Ocracoke takes 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ocracoke are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Springers Point ©
Springers Point

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Artshak Studio and Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Holden Beach and Oak Island Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Wilmington side-trips: Surf City (Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center & Surf City Pier). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Bellamy Mansion, admire the majestic nature at Carolina Beach State Park, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Wilmington trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Wilmington in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carolina Beach, Surf City, Oak Island Beach, Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Holden Beach
Highlights from your plan
Oak Island Beach ©
Oak Island Beach
Fort Fisher State Historic Site ©
Fort Fisher State Historic Site

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