10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina route planner

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Fly to Knoxville, Drive to Asheville
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Charlotte
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nags Head
— 1 night
Drive
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Clayton
— 1 night
Drive
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Greenville (Craft Axe Throwing- Greenville, Falls Park on the Reedy, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Biltmore, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, and look for gifts at Colin's Creatures.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Asheville journey planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Asheville is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Charlotte

The Queen City

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 25th (Tue): get curious at Discovery Place Science, get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Settlers Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, then get your game on at Escape Kings, then find something for the whole family at Carowinds, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlotte trip tool.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Charlotte takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Nags Head.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

1
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Nags Head

Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then get your game on at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, then steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

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Getting from Charlotte to Nags Head by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. February in Nags Head sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Clayton.

Things to do in Nags Head

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

1
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Clayton

Clayton is a town in Johnston County, North Carolina, and considered a satellite town of Raleigh. On the 28th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Main St. Community Garden, explore the landscape on two wheels at Clayton River Walk, then delve into the lush surroundings at Clemmons Educational State Forest, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Deep River Brewing Company.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Clayton visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Nags Head to Clayton takes 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Clayton can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Clayton

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

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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 29th (Sat): do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery, then have some family-friendly fun at Battle House Laser Tag, then step aboard Battleship North Carolina, and finally look for gifts at Cape Fear Spice Merchants. On the next day, take a stroll through Historic District, don't miss a visit to Riverwalk, and then contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilmington trip planner.

You can drive from Clayton to Wilmington in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Wilmington are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Wineries · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.