22 days in North Carolina Itinerary

22 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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22 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: San Salvador
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Asheville
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Maggie Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Linville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Burlington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Raleigh
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Fayetteville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Corolla
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h
End: San Salvador

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.
When in Charlotte, make a side trip to see The Lazy 5 Ranch in Mooresville, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, get curious at Discovery Place Science, examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, and get in on the family fun at Carowinds.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Charlotte driving holiday planner.

San Salvador, El Salvador to Charlotte is an approximately 14-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from San Salvador in February: high temperatures in Charlotte hover around 16°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

The Lazy 5 Ranch
Highlights from your plan
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
Carowinds ©
Carowinds

5
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock), Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards (in Hendersonville) and DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy, view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville vacation tool .

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Asheville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Asheville when traveling from Charlotte in February, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Maggie Valley.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Food Tours

2
nights
Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley ©
Maggie Valley is a town in Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, stop by Mast General Store, then get interesting insight from Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, and finally try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Waterrock Knob and then don't miss a visit to Jackson County Public Library.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Maggie Valley trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Asheville to Maggie Valley by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In February in Maggie Valley, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Linville.

Things to do in Maggie Valley

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Jackson County Public Library, Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Mast General Store
Highlights from your plan
Waterrock Knob ©
Waterrock Knob
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

1
night
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 11th (Sat): look for gifts at My Best Friend's Barkery, then stop by Souvenir Shirts, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grandfather Mountain.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Linville vacation maker website .

You can drive from Maggie Valley to Linville in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Maggie Valley in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Linville, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Burlington.

Things to do in Linville

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Banner Elk
Highlights from your plan
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Souvenir Shirts ©
Souvenir Shirts
My Best Friend's Barkery ©
My Best Friend's Barkery

1
night
Burlington

Burlington ©
Burlington is a city in Alamance County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center and then walk around Cedarock Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Burlington vacation planner .

You can drive from Linville to Burlington in 3 hours. In February, Burlington is somewhat warmer than Linville - with highs of 14°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Cedarock Park ©
Cedarock Park

3
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Change things up with these side-trips from Raleigh: Durham (American Tobacco Campus & Sarah P. Duke Gardens). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, delve into the lush surroundings at Clemmons Educational State Forest, walk around Pullen Park, and stroll through Neuse River Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Raleigh route planning website .

Traveling by car from Burlington to Raleigh takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Durham, Clemmons Educational State Forest
Highlights from your plan
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

1
night
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is a city in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): walk around Veterans Park and then examine the collection at Airborne and Special Operations Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fayetteville planning website .

Traveling by bus from Raleigh to Fayetteville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Fayetteville can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Veterans Park ©
Veterans Park

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 17th (Fri), wander the streets of Historic District, then do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery, then steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Riverwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by The Veggie Wagon and then learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wilmington tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Fayetteville to Wilmington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Corolla.

Things to do in Wilmington

Neighborhoods Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Veggie Wagon
Highlights from your plan
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery

2
nights
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at The Monument to a Century of Flight and then stop by Seagreen Gallery. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, explore the galleries of Wright Brothers National Memorial, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

Plan trip to Corolla with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Wilmington to Corolla in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. While traveling from Wilmington, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Corolla, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nags Head, Wright Brothers National Memorial, The Monument to a Century of Flight
Highlights from your plan
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©

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