10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Escape Kings.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico to Charlotte is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Juan to Charlotte due to the time zone difference. In February, Charlotte is colder than San Juan - with highs of 16°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Charlotte

Fun & Games Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Muddy River Distillery
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Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame

1
night
Cherokee

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): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the galleries of Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cherokee trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Cherokee takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cherokee when traveling from Charlotte in February, with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Bryson City
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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 20th (Wed), sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and finally explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 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
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Food Tours
Room Escape Games
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

1
night
Mount Airy

Mount Airy ©
Mount Airy is a city in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. On the 22nd (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Pilot Mountain State Park and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Parkway.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Airy journey planning tool .

You can drive from Asheville to Mount Airy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Mount Airy are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Mount Airy

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pilot Mountain State Park, Blue Ridge Parkway
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Blue Ridge Parkway ©
Blue Ridge Parkway
Pilot Mountain State Park ©
Pilot Mountain State Park

2
nights
Wilmington

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 23rd (Sat), learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina, then sample the tasty concoctions at Front Street Brewery, then make a trip to Riverwalk, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Historic District, learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery, then steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Battle House.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Wilmington holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Mount Airy to Wilmington takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. 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 Museums Neighborhoods
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Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
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): stroll through Pullen Park, ponder the world of politics at North Carolina State Capitol, then get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, then examine the collection at The Carolina Basketball Museum, and then explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Durham trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Wilmington to Durham in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wilmington in February: highs in Durham hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up 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
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel

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