10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Cherokee
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Mount Airy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Raleigh
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
End: Newark

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cherokee trip site .

Newark to Cherokee is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in February: highs in Cherokee hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Casinos Fun & Games Tours

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

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 17th (Sun): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles 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 find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Asheville route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mount Airy.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
Room Escape Games
Spas & Wellness

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night
Mount Airy

Mount Airy ©
Mount Airy is a city in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. On the 19th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Andy Griffith Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Gertrude Smith House, and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Parkway.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Airy trip planner.

Drive from Asheville to Mount Airy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Mount Airy can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Mount Airy

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The Gertrude Smith House ©
The Gertrude Smith House
The Andy Griffith Museum ©
The Andy Griffith Museum

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nights
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 20th (Wed), get curious at Discovery Place Science, test your team's savvy at Escape Kings, and then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Muddy River Distillery, and then get in on the family fun at Carowinds.

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Traveling by car from Mount Airy to Charlotte takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in February, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

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

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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 22nd (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Battleship North Carolina, indulge your thirst for a good beer 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: contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery, then have some family-friendly fun at Battle House, and finally take a stroll through Historic District.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Wilmington holiday builder app .

Fly from Charlotte to Wilmington in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In February, daytime highs in Wilmington are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Battle House ©
Battle House
Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

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Raleigh

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then don't miss a visit to American Tobacco Campus, and finally stroll through Pullen Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Marbles Kids Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then explore and take pictures at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel.

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You can drive from Wilmington to Raleigh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Wilmington in February: highs in Raleigh hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Durham
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North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

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