3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Cherokee
Drive
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Asheville
— 1 night
Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 1 day
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Newark

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then take an in-depth tour of Mountain Farm Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Cherokee trip planner.

Newark to Cherokee is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Newark in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cherokee, with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 18th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Thomas Wolfe Memorial, then view the masterpieces at Grovewood Village, then take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Woolworth Walk.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Asheville day trip planning tool.

Getting from Cherokee to Asheville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Corolla

— 1 day
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Currituck Beach, steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Corolla trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Asheville to Corolla takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Asheville in May since evenings lows in Corolla dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · 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.