15 days in North Carolina, Gatlinburg & Little Rock Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina, Gatlinburg & Little Rock Itinerary

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Corolla
— 2 nights
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Jacksonville
— 1 night
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Durham
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Little Rock
— 2 nights
Fly to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Drive to Thomaston

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Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 1st (Wed), kick back and relax at Currituck Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then tee off at The Grass Course, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Thomaston to Corolla is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Thomaston in April: highs in Corolla hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Jacksonville

Jacksonville is a city in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get your game on at The Smash Shack, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lynwood Park Zoo, sample the fine beverages at Walton's Distillery, then go for a walk through Lejeune Memorial Gardens, and finally make a trip to Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jacksonville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Corolla to Jacksonville takes 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Jacksonville can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Durham.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games

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Durham

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): gain insight at Duke University, then admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, and finally make a trip to Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Durham trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Jacksonville to Durham in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Durham are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Historic Sites

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Venture out of the city with trips to Greenville (Liberty Bridge, Falls Park on the Reedy, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Biltmore, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy, and explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville road trip planning tool.

Drive from Durham to Asheville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Durham in April since evenings lows in Asheville dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Gatlinburg is known for breweries & distilleries, zoos & aquariums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, make a splash at Dollywood, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg online route builder.

Getting from Asheville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Little Rock

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 13th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument, then explore the galleries of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, then take in the views from Big Dam Bridge, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. On your second day here, walk around Riverfront Park, don't miss a visit to La Petit Roche Plaza, view the masterpieces at The Galleries at Library Square, then get lost in a book at William J. Clinton Presidential Library, and finally sample the fine beverages at Rock Town Distillery.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Little Rock tour planner.

You can fly from Gatlinburg to Little Rock in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Little Rock. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · 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.