10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Cherokee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Burlington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
New Bern
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New York City

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.
On the 15th (Fri), try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cherokee holiday builder app .

New York City to Cherokee is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from New York City in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cherokee: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bryson City, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Elizabeth Ellison Gallery ©
Elizabeth Ellison Gallery
The Cottage Craftsman ©
The Cottage Craftsman

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at New Morning Gallery and Ariel Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Philip DeAngelo Studio and Blue Spiral 1. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: WNC Military History Museum (in Brevard) and DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with St.Claire Art, admire the masterpieces at Downtown Asheville Art District, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and wander the streets of Biltmore Village.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Asheville route planner .

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, DuPont State Recreational Forest, WNC Military History Museum
Highlights from your plan
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
Lexington Glassworks ©
Lexington Glassworks
Woolworth Walk ©
Woolworth Walk

1
night
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is a city in Alamance County in the U.S. On the 20th (Wed), look for gifts at Alamance Arts, browse for treasures at The Curious Peddler, then wander the streets of Destination Downtown, then identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center, and finally examine the collection at Mebane Train Display.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Burlington journey builder site .

You can drive from Asheville to Burlington in 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Burlington are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Burlington

Neighborhoods Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Mebane, Alamance Arts
Highlights from your plan
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Alamance Arts ©
Alamance Arts
The Curious Peddler ©
The Curious Peddler

1
night
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 21st (Thu), engage your brain at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, then take a stroll through North Hills, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Artspace.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Raleigh trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Burlington to Raleigh in 1.5 hours. In March in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to New Bern.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
North Hills ©
North Hills

1
night
New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. On the 22nd (Fri), shop like a local with Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery, shop like a local with Fine Art at Baxters, look for gifts at Mitchell Hardware, then steep yourself in history at North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at New Berne Antiques and Collectibles.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New Bern journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Raleigh to New Bern takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in New Bern

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fine Art at Baxters ©
Fine Art at Baxters
Mitchell Hardware ©
Mitchell Hardware

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): learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, and then admire the masterpieces at Expo 216. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina, wander the streets of Downtown Wilmington, and then take a stroll through Historic District.

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

You can drive from New Bern to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Beaches Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
Highlights from your plan
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery

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