10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Cherokee
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Mount Airy
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Durham
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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.
On the 17th (Sun), test your problem-solving skills at Escape Kings.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Charlotte online visit planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Charlotte is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from San Juan to Charlotte, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from San Juan in February; daily highs in Charlotte reach 16°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Charlotte

Fun & Games Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Muddy River Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame

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 19th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenget interesting insight from Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, and then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cherokee driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Charlotte to Cherokee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Charlotte in February since evenings lows in Cherokee dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Bryson City
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and finally explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Asheville visit planner.

You can drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mount Airy.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Room Escape Games
Lexington Glassworks ©
Lexington Glassworks

1
night
Mount Airy

Mount Airy ©
Mount Airy is a city in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pilot Mountain State Park and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Airy trip app.

Getting from Asheville to Mount Airy by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Mount Airy

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pilot Mountain State Park, Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Pilot Mountain State Park ©
Pilot Mountain State Park

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Front Street Brewery, thendon't miss a visit to Riverwalk, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Historic District, learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery, thensteep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, and finally get your game on at Battle House Laser Tag.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Wilmington trip planner.

You can drive from Mount Airy to Wilmington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February, Wilmington is a bit warmer than Mount Airy - with highs of 19°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Durham.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Battle House Laser Tag ©
Battle House Laser Tag
Room Escape Games
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery

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 25th (Mon): walk around Pullen Park, admire the striking features of North Carolina State Capitol, thenlearn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, thensee the interesting displays at The Carolina Basketball Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Durham online route planner.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Durham takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Wilmington in February: highs in Durham hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durham

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Raleigh, The Carolina Basketball Museum
Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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