11 days in Indian Trail, Wilmington & Kure Beach Itinerary

11 days in Indian Trail, Wilmington & Kure Beach Itinerary

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11 days in Indian Trail, Wilmington & Kure Beach Itinerary

Start: Indian Trail
1
Indian Trail
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Kure Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Indian Trail

5
nights
Indian Trail

Indian Trail ©
Indian Trail is a suburban town in Union County, North Carolina, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Masterpiece Escapes as well as Sun Valley 14. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Indian Trail: Waxhaw (JAARS Museum of the Alphabet, Cane Creek Park, & more), Reed Gold Mine (in Locust) and Rocky River Vineyards (in Midland). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Carl J. McEwen Historic Village, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Waxhaws and Andrew Jackson Memorial, have some family-friendly fun at Kate's Skating Rink Indian Trail, and pause for some photo ops at N.C.Korean War Memorial.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Indian Trail online trip builder .

If you are flying in from Mongolia, the closest major airports are Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Piedmont Triad International Airport and Columbia Metropolitan Airport. In September, daytime highs in Indian Trail are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Indian Trail

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Waxhaw, Mint Hill, Rocky River Vineyards, Reed Gold Mine
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Sun Valley 14 ©
Sun Valley 14
Reed Gold Mine ©
Reed Gold Mine
JAARS Museum of the Alphabet ©
JAARS Museum of the Alphabet

2
nights
Wilmington

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes New Hanover County Arboretum. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at New Hanover County Arboretum, browse the fresh offerings at Motts Channel Seafood, then take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Topsail Island Trading Company, head off the coast to Topsail Island, and then wander the streets of Historic District.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilmington route planner .

Drive from Indian Trail to Wilmington in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kure Beach.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Surf City, Motts Channel Seafood
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Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
Topsail Island ©
Topsail Island

3
nights
Kure Beach

Kure Beach ©
Kure Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina about 15 miles south of Wilmington. North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Wed), take in the waterfront at Kure Beach Pier, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, then observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Carolina Beach State Park, then take in the waterfront at Carolina Beach Boardwalk, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kure Beach trip planner .

Kure Beach is just a short distance from Wilmington. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kure Beach

Parks Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Carolina Beach, Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry
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Carolina Beach Boardwalk ©
Carolina Beach Boardwalk
Fort Fisher State Historic Site ©
Fort Fisher State Historic Site