16 days in North Carolina Itinerary

16 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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16 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Boone
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Wilmington
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Durham
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Singapore

1
night
Boone

Boone ©
Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. On the 24th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Julian Price Memorial Park, explore and take pictures at Doc's Rocks Gem Mine, then admire all the interesting features of Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, and finally look for gifts at Mast General Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blowing Rock Brewery, contemplate the long history of Flat Top Manor, then do a tasting at Grandfather Vineyard & Winery, and finally take in breathtaking views at Linville Gorge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Boone online trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Boone is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 13 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in January: high temperatures in Boone hover around 5°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Boone

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Blowing Rock, Linville Gorge, Mast General Store, Grandfather Vineyard & Winery
Highlights from your plan
Linville Gorge ©
Linville Gorge
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine ©
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine ©
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and Grovewood Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Hendersonville (Elijah Mountain Gem Mine & Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards) and Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (in Flat Rock). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, appreciate the history behind Thomas Wolfe Memorial, stroll through Western North Carolina Nature Center, and look for gifts at Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville day trip app .

Getting from Boone to Asheville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Boone, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hendersonville, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village
Thomas Wolfe Memorial ©
Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Elijah Mountain Gem Mine ©
Elijah Mountain Gem Mine

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Levine Museum of the New South, admire all the interesting features of Spectrum Center, then have some family-friendly fun at Escape Kings, and finally see the interesting displays at Mint Museum Uptown. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of BB&T Ballpark, examine the collection at Carolinas Aviation Museum, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Charlotte trip planning website .

Getting from Asheville to Charlotte by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and flight. In January in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Tours Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Spectrum Center ©
Spectrum Center
Carolinas Aviation Museum ©
Carolinas Aviation Museum

3
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Bellamy Mansion. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wilmington: Soundside Park (in Surf City), Oak Island Beach (in Oak Island) and Southport Pier and RIverwalk (in Southport). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Downtown Wilmington, get engrossed in the history at Cape Fear Museum, examine the collection at Museum of the Bizarre, and get your game on at Battle House.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilmington day trip planner .

Fly from Charlotte to Wilmington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Durham.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Soundside Park, Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Oak Island Beach, Southport Pier and RIverwalk, Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Battle House ©
Battle House
Downtown Wilmington ©
Downtown Wilmington
Cape Fear Museum ©
Cape Fear Museum

3
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Duke University. Go for a jaunt from Durham to Cary to see Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Umstead State Park, explore and take pictures at University of North Carolina, walk around Fred G. Bond Metro Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Duke Lemur Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Durham trip website .

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Durham takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Wilmington in February, expect nights in Durham to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durham

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Raleigh, Cary, University of North Carolina
Highlights from your plan
Umstead State Park ©
Umstead State Park
Cameron Indoor Stadium ©
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Duke University ©
Duke University

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