29 days in North Carolina & Virginia Itinerary

29 days in North Carolina & Virginia Itinerary

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Bus to Dublin, Fly to Asheville
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Fly
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Arlington
— 4 nights
Fly
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Charlottesville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
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Drive to Knotts Island, NC, Ferry to Currituck, NC, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Raleigh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wilmington
— 4 nights
Fly
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Charlotte
— 4 nights
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Asheville — 3 nights

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: Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard), Elijah Mountain Gem Mine (in Hendersonville) and Zipline (in Lake Lure). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed, take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Woolworth Walk.

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

Belfast, UK to Asheville is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Belfast to Asheville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belfast in April, expect nights in Asheville to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Arlington.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Arlington — 4 nights

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Arlington: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly), George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, don't miss a visit to John F. Kennedy Grave Site, stop by Old Town, and get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Arlington online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Arlington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Charlottesville.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Charlottesville — 3 nights

Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charlottesville: SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts (in Elkton), Grand Caverns (in Grottoes) and Central Virginia Wine Tours & Transportation (in Orange). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Monticello, contemplate the long history of The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, trek along Stony Man Mountain Overlook, and Head underground at Luray Caverns.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Charlottesville trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Arlington to Charlottesville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. In April, daytime highs in Charlottesville are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Williamsburg.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries
Side Trips

Williamsburg — 3 nights

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williamsburg: The Mariners' Museum & Park (in Newport News) and St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (in Smithfield). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Colonial Williamsburg, look for gifts at Wythe Candy and Gourmet Shop, contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Williamsburg online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Charlottesville to Williamsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Williamsburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Virginia Beach.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips

Virginia Beach — 2 nights

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and then sample the fine beverages at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Corolla.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Corolla — 2 nights

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 17th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): stroll through Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education and then take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Corolla holiday planning app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Virginia Beach to Corolla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Raleigh.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Side Trip

Raleigh — 3 nights

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Get out of town with these interesting Raleigh side-trips: Durham (Sarah P. Duke Gardens & Durham Central Park) and Conservators Center (in Burlington). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, admire the majestic nature at Umstead State Park, and get engrossed in the history at Marbles Kids Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Raleigh tour planner.

You can drive from Corolla to Raleigh in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wilmington.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips

Wilmington — 4 nights

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wilmington: Moore's Creek National Battlefield (in Currie), Sacred Willow Spa (in Calabash) and Walton's Distillery (in Jacksonville). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery, contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, make a trip to Riverwalk, and admire the natural beauty at New Hanover County Arboretum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Wilmington journey planner.

Drive from Raleigh to Wilmington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Charlotte.
Historic Sites · Parks · Transportation · Wineries
Side Trips

Charlotte — 4 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Charlotte to Kings Mountain to see Crowders Mountain State Park about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, have fun and explore at Discovery Place Science, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and sample the fine beverages at Muddy River Distillery.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlotte travel route planner.

You can fly from Wilmington to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours · Parks
Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.

Virginia travel guide

4.6
History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.