3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Wrightsville Beach
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Asheville
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cherokee
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

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Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach ©
Wrightsville Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. On the 24th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Wrightsville Beach online trip itinerary maker .

New York City to Wrightsville Beach is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In May, Wrightsville Beach is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Wrightsville Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, steep yourself in history at Biltmore Village, get a taste of the local shopping with New Morning Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with River Arts District, and finally shop like a local with Woolworth Walk.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Asheville road trip app .

Explore your travel options from Wrightsville Beach to Asheville with the Route module. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Wrightsville Beach in May; daily highs in Asheville reach 75°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

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New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
Woolworth Walk ©
Woolworth Walk
Lexington Glassworks ©
Lexington Glassworks

1
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Cherokee

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 26th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cherokee trip maker .

You can drive from Asheville to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Cherokee sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

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Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual ©
Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual

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