15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
Drive
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Corolla
— 1 day
Drive
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Wilmington
— 3 nights
Fly
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Charlotte
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cherokee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Greensboro
— 1 night
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Durham
— 3 nights

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Corolla

— 1 day
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 8th (Tue), get outside with Back Country Safari Tours, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Corolla trip maker tool.

Durham to Corolla is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in February, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Wilmington

— 3 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wilmington: Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry (in Southport), Sacred Willow Spa (in Calabash) and Fort Fisher State Recreation Area (in Kure Beach). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery, stop by Historic District, take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and sample the fine beverages at Walton's Distillery.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wilmington driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Corolla to Wilmington by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Corolla in February: highs in Wilmington hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Charlotte.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas · Transportation

Side Trips

Charlotte

— 2 nights

The Queen City

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 12th (Sat), see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Muddy River Distillery, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour. Here are some ideas for day two: make a splash at Great Wolf Lodge Water Park, have fun and explore at Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville, and then sample the tasty concoctions at NoDa Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Charlotte road trip planner.

Getting from Wilmington to Charlotte by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Cherokee.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Cherokee

— 2 nights

Trails of Legends and Adventures

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 14th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls and then admire the sheer force of Mingo Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then contemplate the long history of Oconaluftee Indian Village, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cherokee online journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Cherokee takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Charlotte in February, Cherokee is little chillier at night with lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard) and Elijah Mountain Gem Mine (in Hendersonville). There's much more to do: learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the exciting artwork at Woolworth Walk, and shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville online travel planner.

You can drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in February, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Greensboro.

Things to do in Asheville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

Greensboro

— 1 night
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at International Civil Rights Center & Museum and then engage your brain at Greensboro Science Center.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Greensboro trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Greensboro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Greensboro are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Greensboro

Museums · Childrens Museums

Durham

— 3 nights

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Go for a jaunt from Durham to Burlington to see Conservators Center about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, see the interesting displays at The Carolina Basketball Museum, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Durham journey tool.

You can drive from Greensboro to Durham in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Durham sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.