11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Corolla
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  5​h 15​min
2
Ocracoke
— 1 day
ferry + Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Cherokee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Asheville
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Las Vegas

1
night
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 15th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and then kick back and relax at Carova Beach. Keep things going the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Corolla journey planner.

Las Vegas to Corolla is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Corolla, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Corolla is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Carova Beach
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Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
day
Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stroll through Ocracoke Beach Fires, visit a coastal fixture at Ocracoke Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Ocracoke online visit planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Corolla to Ocracoke in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. In June in Ocracoke, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach ©
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Ocracoke Lighthouse ©
Ocracoke Lighthouse

1
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 18th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Battleship North Carolina, then kick back and relax at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Broomtail Craft Brewery. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery, then take a stroll through Historic District, and then kick back and relax at Oak Island Beach.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wilmington trip app .

Getting from Ocracoke to Wilmington by combination of ferry and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cherokee.

Things to do in Wilmington

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, Oak Island Beach
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery
Historic District ©
Historic District

1
night
Cherokee

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cherokee travel route website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Wilmington to Cherokee takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Wilmington in June, expect Cherokee to be a bit cooler, temps between 81°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Let the collections at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and Colin's Creatures capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of Saint Lawrence and Biltmore Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards (in Hendersonville) and Zipline (in Lake Lure). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, take a stroll through River Arts District, take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Parkway, and take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Zipline, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

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