22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Wilmington
— 4 nights
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Raleigh
— 5 nights
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Charlotte
— 6 nights
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Columbia
— 6 nights

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Venture out of the city with trips to North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (in Kure Beach) and Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry (in Southport). There's still lots to do: take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, glide peacefully along the water with Wrightsville SUP, admire the striking features of Bellamy Mansion, and look for gifts at Cape Fear Spice Merchants.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Wilmington online tour itinerary maker.

New York City to Wilmington is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Wilmington reach 81°F and lows reach 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Raleigh.

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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors

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Neighborhood
Historic District
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Historic Site
Airlie Gardens
4.7

5
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Raleigh

Raleigh ©

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Raleigh: North Carolina Zoo (in Asheboro), Durham (Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Museum of Durham History, &more) and The Chapel of the Cross (in Chapel Hill). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, examine the collection at North Carolina Museum of History, hike along Neuse River Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Raleigh trip maker app.

Getting from Wilmington to Raleigh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©

The Queen City

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.
Charlotte is known for museums, theme parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, bet on your favorite at Charlotte Motor Speedway, engage your brain at Discovery Place Science, and whizz through the canopy at U.S. National Whitewater Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Charlotte online route planner.

You can drive from Raleigh to Charlotte in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Columbia.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Specialty Museum
NASCAR Hall of Fame
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Theme Park
Carowinds
3.9

6
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Columbia

Columbia ©

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Explore Columbia's surroundings by going to Greenville (Falls Park on the Reedy & Liberty Bridge), Congaree National Park (in Hopkins) and Charleston (Washington Square, Nathaniel Russell House, &more). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, make a trip to Warren Lasch Conservation Center - H.L. Hunley Submarine, test your problem-solving skills at Escapology Columbia (Vista), and meet the residents at Sea Lion Landing.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Columbia tour planning tool.

You can drive from Charlotte to Columbia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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