3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
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Charlotte
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bald Head Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

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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.
On the 25th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Carowinds, browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, and then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Charlotte trip itinerary planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Charlotte. October in Charlotte sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks Museums
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Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Carowinds ©
Carowinds

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 26th (Sat), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get your game on at Battle House, and then take a tour of Battleship North Carolina.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Wilmington trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Wilmington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Charlotte in October since evenings lows in Wilmington dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Bald Head Island.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games
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Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
Room Escape Games
Battle House ©
Battle House

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Bald Head Island

Bald Head Island ©
Bald Head Island, historically Smith Island, is a village located on the east side of the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bald Head Island Beach. On the 27th (Sun), play a few rounds at Bald Head Island Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Bald Head Island Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Old Baldy Lighthouse & Smith Island Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Smith Island Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bald Head Island day trip tool .

Getting from Wilmington to Bald Head Island by car takes about 2 hours. October in Bald Head Island sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bald Head Island

Outdoors Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Bald Head Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bald Head Island Club ©
Bald Head Island Club
Smith Island Museum ©
Smith Island Museum

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