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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Carowinds, then get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, and then see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlotte online itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Charlotte. In October, daytime highs in Charlotte are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish 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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night
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, then have some family-friendly fun at Battle House, and then step aboard Battleship North Carolina.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Wilmington trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Wilmington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Wilmington, with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bald Head Island.

Things to do in Wilmington

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

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night
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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Smith Island Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Old Baldy Lighthouse & Smith Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Bald Head Island Beach.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bald Head Island sightseeing planner .

Drive from Wilmington to Bald Head Island in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bald Head Island

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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