15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  5​h
1
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Blowing Rock
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Beaufort
— 2 nights
Taxi + Bus:  2​h 15​min
5
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Raleigh
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Toronto

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.
Bring the kids along to Escape Kings and Richard Petty Driving Experience. Get out of town with these interesting Charlotte side-trips: Village Park (in Kannapolis), The Rumor Mill Market (in Davidson) and Kings Mountain Gateway Trail (in Kings Mountain). It doesn't end there: engage your brain at Discovery Place Science and trek along Buzzard Rock Trail.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte trip maker site .

Toronto, Canada to Charlotte is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in March: highs in Charlotte hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Buzzard Rock Trail, Village Park, Richard Petty Driving Experience, Kings Mountain Gateway Trail, The Rumor Mill Market
Highlights from your plan
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Kings Mountain Gateway Trail ©
Kings Mountain Gateway Trail
Discovery Place Science ©
Discovery Place Science

3
nights
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock ©
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blowing Rock: The Buckeye Recreational Center (in Beech Mountain) and Linville (Hawksbill Mountain Trail, Flat Rock Trail, & more). There's still lots to do: hike along Bass Lake and identify plant and animal life at Turtle Island Preserve.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read Blowing Rock day trip planning website .

Drive from Charlotte to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, Blowing Rock is little chillier than Charlotte - with highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Linville, The Buckeye Recreational Center, Turtle Island Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Table Rock Trail ©
Table Rock Trail
Turtle Island Preserve ©
Turtle Island Preserve

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 13th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through DuPont State Recreational Forest, get your game on at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine & Gifts, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville tour website .

Traveling by car from Blowing Rock to Asheville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Blowing Rock in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Asheville, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Beaufort.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Zipline, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Pisgah Forest Gem Mine & Gifts
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest

2
nights
Beaufort

Beaufort ©
Beaufort is a town in and the county seat of Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Fort Macon State Park, then get outside with Beaufort Paddle, and then stop by Island Express Ferry Service. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, then look for gifts at The Sweet Spot, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Beaufort vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Asheville to Beaufort by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Asheville in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Beaufort. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Beaufort

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cape Lookout National Seashore, The Sweet Spot, North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Fort Macon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Island Express Ferry Service ©
Island Express Ferry Service
Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore

2
nights
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 17th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at Battle House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Camp, and finally stop by Old Books on Front Street. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Soundside Park, then steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, and then get your game on at Crossfire Paintball.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Wilmington day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Beaufort to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Wilmington are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Soundside Park
Highlights from your plan
Battle House ©
Battle House
Room Escape Games
Crossfire Paintball ©
Crossfire Paintball

3
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Explore Raleigh's surroundings by going to Conservators Center (in Burlington), Duke University Chapel (in Durham) and Beaverdam Recreation Area (in Wake Forest). The adventure continues: hike along Neuse River Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Town Cemetery, stroll through Clayton River Walk, and identify plant and animal life at Hawk Manor Falconry.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Raleigh road trip app .

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Raleigh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Raleigh are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hillsborough, Conservators Center, Clayton River Walk, Beaverdam Recreation Area, Duke University Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Neuse River Trail ©
Neuse River Trail
Hawk Manor Falconry ©
Hawk Manor Falconry

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