11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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11 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
New Bern
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Raleigh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Linville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 21st (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at Outer Banks Old Time Photos and then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then stroll through Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, and finally enjoy some diversion at Life on a Sandbar.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kill Devil Hills journey maker tool .

New York City to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: high temperatures in Kill Devil Hills hover around 55°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New Bern.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nags Head, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

1
night
New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): view the masterpieces at Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Fine Art at Baxters, then look for gifts at Mitchell Hardware, then browse the exhibits of North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at New Berne Antiques and Collectibles.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Bern trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kill Devil Hills to New Bern takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kill Devil Hills in March, expect nights in New Bern to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in New Bern

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Fine Art at Baxters ©
Fine Art at Baxters
New Berne Antiques and Collectibles ©

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 24th (Sun): look for gifts at Cape Fear Spice Merchants, learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina, and then stroll through Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Wilmington trip app .

You can drive from New Bern to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
Cape Fear Spice Merchants ©
Cape Fear Spice Merchants

2
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, have fun and explore at Marbles Kids Museum, then hunt for treasures at State Farmers Market, and finally stroll through Pullen Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by McIntyre's Fine Books and Bookends, then view the masterpieces at The Joyful Jewel, then admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, and finally shop like a local with North Hills.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Raleigh planner .

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Raleigh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Raleigh sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Pittsboro
Highlights from your plan
Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Concord Mills Mall, look for gifts at The Village Store, and then identify plant and animal life at The Lazy 5 Ranch. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Carowinds, then get your game on at Escape Kings, and then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte trip maker tool .

You can drive from Raleigh to Charlotte in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Linville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Fun & Games Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

The Lazy 5 Ranch, Concord Mills Mall, The Village Store
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Carowinds ©
Carowinds
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
The Lazy 5 Ranch ©
The Lazy 5 Ranch

1
night
Linville

Linville ©
Linville is a community centered just south of the US 221 and NC 105 intersection in Avery County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Crossnore Weavers and Gallery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, then take in the awesome beauty at Rough Ridge Lookout, and finally stop by Mast General Store.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Linville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Charlotte to Linville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in March, things will get a bit cooler in Linville: highs are around 50°F and lows about 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Linville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Crossnore Weavers and Gallery, Mast General Store
Highlights from your plan
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Crossnore Weavers and Gallery ©
Crossnore Weavers and Gallery

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 30th (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest, then get to know the fascinating history of Biltmore Village, then look for gifts at New Morning Gallery, and finally shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at St.Claire Art, browse the exhibits of River Arts District, then get a taste of the local shopping with Woolworth Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville trip planning website .

You can drive from Linville to Asheville in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Linville in March: highs in Asheville hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

DuPont State Recreational Forest
Highlights from your plan
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
St.Claire Art ©
St.Claire Art

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