15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  28​h
1
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
New Bern
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Linville
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 26th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at Battleship North Carolina, then browse the fresh offerings at Motts Channel Seafood, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Island Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Square Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity United Methodist Church, then stop by Old Books on Front Street, and finally shop like a local with Expo 216.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Wilmington trip website .

Sydney, Australia to Wilmington is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Wilmington. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect nights in Wilmington to be cooler, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Wilmington

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wrightsville Beach, Southport, Oak Island Beach
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Expo 216 ©
Expo 216
Franklin Square Gallery ©
Franklin Square Gallery

1
night
Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
On the 28th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC, then take in the exciting artwork at Kinnakeet Clay Studio & Showroom, then take in the exciting artwork at Blue Pelican Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hatteras Island day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Hatteras Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Wilmington, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hatteras Island, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Nature Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC ©
Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC

2
nights
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 30th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, and finally soothe aching muscles at Life on a Sandbar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Getting from Hatteras Island to Kill Devil Hills by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kill Devil Hills are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New Bern.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Nags Head, Corolla, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. On the 1st (Mon), shop like a local with Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Fine Art at Baxters, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hammocks Beach State Park, and finally look for gifts at The Sweet Spot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of New Bern Academy Museum, then take an in-depth tour of North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, then identify plant and animal life at Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at New Berne Antiques and Collectibles.

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Drive from Kill Devil Hills to New Bern in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kill Devil Hills in March: highs in New Bern hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Linville.

Things to do in New Bern

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary, Hammocks Beach State Park, The Sweet Spot
Highlights from your plan
Hammocks Beach State Park ©
Hammocks Beach State Park
Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Fine Art at Baxters ©
Fine Art at Baxters

1
day
Linville

Linville ©
Linville is a community centered just south of the US 221 and NC 105 intersection in Avery County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Crossnore Weavers and Gallery, take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, then take in the awesome beauty at Rough Ridge Lookout, and finally look for gifts at Mast General Store.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Linville day trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Bern to Linville in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New Bern in April; daily highs in Linville reach 19°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Linville

Nature Parks 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
Mast General Store ©
Mast General Store

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Visiting DuPont State Recreational Forest and The North Carolina Arboretum will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like New Morning Gallery and Blue Spiral 1. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Woolworth Walk, explore the galleries of River Arts District, wander the streets of Biltmore Village, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Linville to Asheville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Linville in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trips

DuPont State Recreational Forest, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©

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