22 days in Ventura & North Carolina Itinerary

22 days in Ventura & North Carolina Itinerary

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Ventura
— 5 nights
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Raleigh
— 3 nights
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Nags Head
— 2 nights
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
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Charlotte
— 2 nights
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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 4 nights
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Cherokee
— 2 nights

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Ventura

Ventura ©
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Wildwood Regional Park (in Thousand Oaks), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Santa Barbara (Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, Wine Tours & Tastings, &more). Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Six Flags Magic Mountain. There's more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ventura trip builder website.

Los Angeles to Ventura is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ventura: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Ventura

Tours · Theme Parks · Wineries · Museums

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Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat ©
Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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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.
Explore Raleigh's surroundings by going to Durham (Museum of Life + Science, Duke University, &more). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, stroll around Pullen Park, engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, and explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Raleigh travel planner.

You can fly from Ventura to Raleigh in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Ventura to Raleigh. April in Raleigh sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Nags Head.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

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Nags Head

Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk, see Off-Road Tours, and then surround yourself with nature on Back Country Safari Tours. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nags Head trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Nags Head takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Raleigh in April, you will find days in Nags Head are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Nags Head

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Off-Road Tours
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Back Country Safari Tours ©
Back Country Safari Tours

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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 12th (Mon): wander the streets of Historic District, take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and then make a trip to Riverwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Front Street Brewery.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Wilmington attractions planner.

Drive from Nags Head to Wilmington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Nags Head in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Wilmington, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, then bet on your favorite at Zmax Dragway, and then test your team's savvy at Out of Time Escape. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Discovery Place Science, then find something for the whole family at Carowinds, and then identify plant and animal life at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Charlotte travel route builder app.

Fly from Wilmington to Charlotte in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Charlotte sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Carowinds ©
Carowinds
Discovery Place Science ©
Discovery Place Science

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock ©
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take a pleasant ride with Vx3 Trail Rides, and then take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Blowing Rock trip tool.

You can drive from Charlotte to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Charlotte in April, with highs in Blowing Rock at 62°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

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Highlights from your plan
Vx3 Trail Rides ©
Vx3 Trail Rides
Zipline
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain

4
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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain), Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours (in Rosman) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy, sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and whizz through the canopy at Navitat Canopy Adventures - Asheville Zipline.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Asheville tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Blowing Rock to Asheville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Blowing Rock in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
BREW-ed ©
BREW-ed
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Food Tours

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Cherokee

Trails of Legends and Adventures

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 21st (Wed), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lazy Hiker Brewing Company. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Cabbage Rose, see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cherokee trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Asheville to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Cherokee can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Nature · Outdoors · Adventure · Casinos

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls

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