17 days in North Carolina Itinerary

17 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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17 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Hendersonville
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Wilmington
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Elizabeth City
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: San Antonio

4
nights
Hendersonville

Hendersonville ©
Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. Popular historic sites such as Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site and Grovewood Village are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Biltmore Estate and Basilica of Saint Lawrence. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hendersonville: Pisgah National Forest (in Pisgah Forest), Mount Mitchell State Park (in Burnsville) and Thomas Wolfe Memorial (in Asheville). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Battery Park Book Exchange and sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hendersonville trip itinerary app .

San Antonio to Hendersonville is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Hendersonville is 1 hour. In April, Hendersonville is little chillier than San Antonio - with highs of 68°F and lows of 44°F. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Asheville, Mount Mitchell State Park, Pisgah National Forest, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Pisgah National Forest ©
Pisgah National Forest
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village

5
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Step out of the city life by going to Oak Island Beaches and Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. Appreciate the collections at Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Bellamy Mansion Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Wilmington side-trips: North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport (in Southport) and Fort Fisher State Recreation Area (in Kure Beach). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Downtown Wilmington, do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery, see the interesting displays at Wilmington Railroad Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Cape Fear Museum.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Wilmington online holiday planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hendersonville to Wilmington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, Wilmington is a bit warmer than Hendersonville - with highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Elizabeth City.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kure Beach, Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, Oak Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area ©
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
Cape Fear Museum ©
Cape Fear Museum

4
nights
Elizabeth City

Elizabeth City ©
Elizabeth City is a city in Pasquotank County, North Carolina, in the United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Whalehead in Historic Corolla and Museum of the Albemarle. Explore hidden gems such as Sylvan Heights Bird Park and Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Elizabeth City: Corolla (Currituck Banks Reserve & Carova Beach) and Edenton (Penelope Barker House Welcome Center & Historic Edenton State Historic Site).

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Elizabeth City online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Wilmington to Elizabeth City in 4 hours. In April in Elizabeth City, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Manteo.

Things to do in Elizabeth City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Corolla, Edenton, Carova Beach, Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Albemarle ©
Museum of the Albemarle
Sylvan Heights Bird Park ©
Sylvan Heights Bird Park

3
nights
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Get in touch with nature at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve. Museum-lovers will appreciate Roanoke Island Festival Park and Wright Brothers National Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, identify plant and animal life at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, get your game on at Life On A Sandbar, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Manteo trip planning tool .

You can drive from Elizabeth City to Manteo in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manteo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial

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