11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina tour planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Asheville
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Highlands
— 1 night
Fly
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Kure Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Raleigh
— 1 night
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Drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Tustin

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Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Grovewood Village and Lexington Glassworks. Escape the urban bustle at Tumblestone Tours and Transportation and Pearson's Falls and Glen. Venture out of the city with trips to Jump Off Rock (in Laurel Park) and Apple Valley Model Railroad Club (in Hendersonville). Next up on the itinerary: sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed, explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get a taste of the local shopping with Blue Spiral 1.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Asheville itinerary builder website.

Tustin to Asheville is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Tustin to Asheville. Traveling from Tustin in November, expect Asheville to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlands

— 1 night
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain, and then trek along Highland Excursion.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Highlands trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Highlands takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Highlands are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Kure Beach.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks · Nature · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Kure Beach

— 1 night
Kure Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina about 15 miles south of Wilmington. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Carolina Beach State Park, then steep yourself in history at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Fisher State Historic Site.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kure Beach vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Highlands to Kure Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Highlands in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 8°C in Kure Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Kure Beach

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Manteo, Roanoke Island

— 1 night
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of Island Farm, and finally get outside with Paradise Dolphin Cruises.

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You can drive from Kure Beach to Manteo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In November, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Manteo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Corolla

— 2 nights
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 26th (Fri), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stroll through Carova Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Back Country Safari Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Currituck Banks Reserve, then kick back and relax at Currituck Beach, then contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club, and finally enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Corolla trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Manteo to Corolla in 1.5 hours. In November in Corolla, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Raleigh

— 1 night

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 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Neuse River Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Umstead State Park, then admire the masterpieces at Gregg Museum of Art & Design, and finally take a stroll through North Hills.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Raleigh route planner.

You can drive from Corolla to Raleigh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Wildlife

North Carolina travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Zipline
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.