13 days in North Carolina Itinerary

13 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Oak Island
— 2 nights
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Ocean Isle Beach
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
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Fayetteville
— 1 night
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Banner Elk
— 3 nights
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Asheville
— 3 nights

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Oak Island

Oak Island ©
Oak Island is a seaside town located mostly on the barrier island of Oak Island (which also contains the town of Caswell Beach), in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then browse for treasures at The Hoarders, then see the world from above with High Tide Helicopters, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Island Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Holden Beach, see the interesting displays at North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, and then take a leisurely stroll along Southport Pier and RIverwalk.

Make your Oak Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Las Vegas to Oak Island is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Oak Island. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in December, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Ocean Isle Beach.

Things to do in Oak Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
High Tide Helicopters ©
High Tide Helicopters
North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport ©
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Ocean Isle Beach

Ocean Isle Beach ©
Ocean Isle Beach is a small seaside town located in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Coastal Carolina, see The Swamp Park, and then learn about winemaking at Silver Coast Winery.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ocean Isle Beach online trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Oak Island to Ocean Isle Beach takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Ocean Isle Beach can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Ocean Isle Beach

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Swamp Park ©
The Swamp Park
Museum of Coastal Carolina ©
Museum of Coastal Carolina
Silver Coast Winery ©
Silver Coast Winery

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Cape Fear Museum, then explore the world behind art at Cameron Art Museum, then learn about all things military at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Wilmington Railroad Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Bellamy Mansion, and then take a stroll through Downtown Wilmington.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Wilmington online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ocean Isle Beach to Wilmington takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Wilmington are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fort Fisher State Historic Site ©
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Bellamy Mansion ©
Bellamy Mansion
Cape Fear Museum ©
Cape Fear Museum

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Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a city in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure, examine the collection at Airborne and Special Operations Museum, and then steep yourself in history at 1897 Poe House.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fayetteville trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Wilmington to Fayetteville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Fayetteville sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Banner Elk.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure ©
ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure
Airborne and Special Operations Museum ©
Airborne and Special Operations Museum
1897 Poe House ©
1897 Poe House

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Banner Elk

Banner Elk ©
Banner Elk is a town in Avery County, North Carolina, United States. Visiting Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and Off the Grid Mountain Adventures will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Flat Top Manor and Grandfather Vineyard & Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Banner Elk: Blowing Rock (Julian Price Memorial Park & Glen Burney Trail). There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline, take in breathtaking views at Linville Gorge, relax and float downstream with River and Earth Adventures, Inc, and admire the sheer force of Bobby McLean Memorial Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Banner Elk trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Banner Elk takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Fayetteville in December, expect Banner Elk to be a bit cooler, temps between 48°F and 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Banner Elk

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
Julian Price Memorial Park ©
Julian Price Memorial Park
River and Earth Adventures, Inc ©
River and Earth Adventures, Inc

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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Visiting Pisgah National Forest and The North Carolina Arboretum will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grovewood Village and Thomas Wolfe Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Maggie Valley (Soco Falls & Cataloochee Ski Area). There's more to do: view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery and get a taste of the local shopping with Center for Craft.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Asheville road trip site.

Traveling by car from Banner Elk to Asheville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Banner Elk in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pisgah National Forest ©
Pisgah National Forest
Soco Falls ©
Soco Falls
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village

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