10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Asheville
— 3 nights
2
Wilmington
— 3 nights
3
Beaufort
— 3 nights

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore hidden gems such as Pisgah National Forest and Mount Mitchell State Park. For shopping fun, head to Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar or St.Claire Art. There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, pause for some photo ops at Thomas Wolfe Memorial, and shop like a local with Woolworth Walk.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville road trip planning tool.

Dayton to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Asheville are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Mount Mitchell State Park, Pisgah National Forest
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Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar ©
Pisgah National Forest ©
Pisgah National Forest
Mount Mitchell State Park ©
Mount Mitchell State Park

3
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Relax by the water at Oak Island Beach and Holden Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center and Haag and Sons Seafood. Venture out of the city with trips to Duplin Winery (in Rose Hill) and Spas (in Surf City). The adventure continues: stop by Downtown Wilmington and do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Wilmington trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Asheville to Wilmington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Wilmington when traveling from Asheville in April, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Beaufort.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Surf City, Oak Island, Duplin Winery, Holden Beach
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Downtown Wilmington ©
Downtown Wilmington
Duplin Winery ©
Duplin Winery

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nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Head to Mitchell Hardware and Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Cape Lookout National Seashore and Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Beaufort: Hammocks Beach State Park (in Swansboro) and Springers Point (in Ocracoke). There's more to do: head off the coast to Shackleford Banks.

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Traveling by car from Wilmington to Beaufort takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Harkers Island, New Bern, Ocracoke, Hammocks Beach State Park
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Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Hammocks Beach State Park ©
Hammocks Beach State Park

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