3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Cherokee
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Corolla
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Newark

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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 17th (Fri), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then take an in-depth tour of Mountain Farm Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cherokee vacation planner.

Newark to Cherokee is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Newark in May, plan for little chillier nights in Cherokee, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Mountain Farm Museum ©
Mountain Farm Museum

1
night
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Thomas Wolfe Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Grovewood Village, then take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Woolworth Walk.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville vacation planning website .

Drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Asheville sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
Woolworth Walk ©
Woolworth Walk

1
day
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Currituck Beach, steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Corolla online journey builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Asheville to Corolla takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Asheville in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 60°F in Corolla. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Whalehead Club ©
Whalehead Club
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding

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