10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Cherokee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Durham
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cherokee online holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Cherokee is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and car; or drive. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cherokee, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Casinos Fun & Games Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then do a tasting at Biltmore, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville day trip tool .

You can drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites Wineries Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Room Escape Games

1
night
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 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Kings, and then browse the collection at Billy Graham Library.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlotte trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Asheville to Charlotte by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Fun & Games
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Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame

1
night
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 27th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, step aboard Battleship North Carolina, then have some family-friendly fun at Battle House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Broomtail Craft Brewery.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Wilmington trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Wilmington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Wilmington are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries
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Battle House ©
Battle House
Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

2
nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours, steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, and then walk around Jockey's Ridge State Park. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier, then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then get your game on at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kill Devil Hills trip planner .

Drive from Wilmington to Kill Devil Hills in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Wilmington in December, you will find days in Kill Devil Hills are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Durham.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Nags Head, Corolla
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Off-Road Tours
Outer Banks Old Time Photos ©
Outer Banks Old Time Photos

2
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, and then admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Conservators Center, explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, and then walk around Pullen Park.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Durham trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kill Devil Hills to Durham takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Kill Devil Hills in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Durham, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Durham

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raleigh, Conservators Center
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Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel

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