11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
1
Charlotte
— 1 day
Bus + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Highlands
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Robbinsville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Asheville
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Beaufort
— 1 night
Taxi + Bus:  2​h 15​min
6
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Buxton, Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

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day
Charlotte

Charlotte
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Charlotte trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Charlotte. In September in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. On the 21st (Sat), you're off toHighlands.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks Nightlife Museums

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night
Highlands

Highlands
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Highlands trip maker website .

Getting from Charlotte to Highlands by combination of bus and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Charlotte in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 57°F in Highlands. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Robbinsville.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks Outdoors Nature

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night
Robbinsville

Robbinsville
Robbinsville is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, United States. For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Robbinsville trip builder app .

Getting from Highlands to Robbinsville by car takes about 2 hours. September in Robbinsville sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Robbinsville

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
When in Asheville, make a side trip to see Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum in Maggie Valley, approximately 42 minutes away.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Asheville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Robbinsville to Asheville takes 2 hours. September in Asheville sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums

Side Trip

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. On the 27th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Fort Macon State Park, head outdoors with Beaufort Paddle, and then visit Island Express Ferry Service.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Beaufort online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Asheville to Beaufort by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Asheville in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Beaufort, with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Beaufort

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Fort Macon State Park
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Island Express Ferry Service ©
Island Express Ferry Service
Beaufort Paddle ©
Beaufort Paddle
Fort Macon State Park ©
Fort Macon State Park

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night
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 28th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then have some family-friendly fun at Battle House, then do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Wilmington itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Beaufort to Wilmington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Wilmington sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games Spas Wineries
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Battle House ©
Battle House
Room Escape Games
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery

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nights
Buxton, Hatteras Island

Buxton ©
Buxton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on Hatteras Island (part of the Outer Banks) near Cape Hatteras. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haulover, take a leisurely stroll along Avon Fishing Pier, stop by Lee Robinson's General Store, and hunt for treasures at Buxton Seafood.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Buxton online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Buxton takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. September in Buxton sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Buxton

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hatteras Island, Lee Robinson's General Store, Avon Fishing Pier
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Haulover ©
Haulover
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore

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