10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Dayton
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Asheville
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Wilmington
— 3 nights
bus + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Beaufort
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
End: Dayton

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Shop till you drop at Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar and Woolworth Walk. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mount Mitchell State Park. Go for a jaunt from Asheville to Pisgah Forest to see Pisgah National Forest about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, don't miss a visit to Thomas Wolfe Memorial, and take in the exciting artwork at St.Claire Art.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Asheville trip itinerary maker app .

Dayton to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. April in Asheville sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mount Mitchell State Park, Pisgah National Forest
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Woolworth Walk ©
Woolworth Walk
Pisgah National Forest ©
Pisgah National Forest
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Step off the beaten path and head to Oak Island Beach and Holden Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Wilmington: Haag and Sons Seafood (in Oak Island), Duplin Winery (in Rose Hill) and Surf City (Spas & Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Downtown Wilmington and learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wilmington trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Asheville to Wilmington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 53°F in Wilmington. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Get in touch with nature at Cape Lookout National Seashore and Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach. Shop till you drop at Mitchell Hardware and Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery. Explore Beaufort's surroundings by going to Springers Point (in Ocracoke) and Hammocks Beach State Park (in Swansboro). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Shackleford Banks.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Beaufort trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Wilmington to Beaufort takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Beaufort, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

New Bern, Harkers Island, 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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