11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina travel planner
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Kill Devil Hills
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Drive to Norfolk International Airport, Fly to Abu Dhabi


Asheville — 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock), Zipline (in Lake Lure) and Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Goat Farm (in Hendersonville). There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville travel route app.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Asheville is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Asheville due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in April: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 24°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Wilmington.
Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors
Side Trips

Wilmington — 2 nights

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Riverwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, and then steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then brush up on your military savvy at Battleship North Carolina, then take a stroll through Historic District, and finally look for gifts at The Veggie Wagon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Wilmington day trip planning site.

Getting from Asheville to Wilmington by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Wilmington, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Raleigh.
Museums · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Raleigh — 2 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): walk around Pullen Park, then engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, and then get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Here are some ideas for day two: gain insight at Duke University, admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel.

Start your trip to Raleigh by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Raleigh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kill Devil Hills.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Kill Devil Hills — 2 nights

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then browse the exhibits of Wright Brothers National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Historic Corolla Chapel, then examine the collection at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Village Yoga.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kill Devil Hills online holiday planner.

Getting from Raleigh to Kill Devil Hills by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Raleigh, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kill Devil Hills, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors
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North Carolina travel guide

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The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.