31 days in North Carolina Itinerary

31 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina sightseeing planner

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Raleigh
— 3 nights
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Kill Devil Hills
— 4 nights
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Wilmington
— 5 nights
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Charlotte
— 5 nights
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Cherokee
— 4 nights
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Asheville
— 5 nights
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Greensboro
— 4 nights
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Raleigh

— 3 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Explore Raleigh's surroundings by going to Airborne and Special Operations Museum (in Fayetteville), Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site (in Four Oaks) and Durham (Duke University Chapel, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, &more). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, stroll around Pullen Park, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, and admire the natural beauty at Main St. Community Garden.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Raleigh driving holiday planning app.

Durham to Raleigh is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills

— 4 nights
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kill Devil Hills: Corolla (Back Country Safari Tours, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, &more) and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (in Buxton). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, look for gifts at Mom's Sweet Shop, pause for some photo ops at Monument to a Century of Flight, and take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kill Devil Hills trip planner.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Kill Devil Hills takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Raleigh in March, plan for slightly colder days in Kill Devil Hills, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 5 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Get out of town with these interesting Wilmington side-trips: Walton's Distillery (in Jacksonville), Sacred Willow Spa (in Calabash) and Southport (Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry & Trinity United Methodist Church). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery, steep yourself in history at North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace, observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, and take a tour of Battleship North Carolina.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Wilmington trip maker.

You can drive from Kill Devil Hills to Wilmington in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kill Devil Hills in March, you will find days in Wilmington are a bit warmer (65°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly to Charlotte.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Charlotte

— 5 nights

The Queen City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Charlotte side-trips: Historic National Cemetery and Confederate Prison Site (in Salisbury), The Lazy 5 Ranch (in Mooresville) and Crowders Mountain State Park (in Kings Mountain). The adventure continues: examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, have fun and explore at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, find something for the whole family at Carowinds, and walk around Jetton Park.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Charlotte day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Wilmington to Charlotte takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can fly to Cherokee.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Cherokee

— 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cherokee: Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley), Old Cardinal Gem Mine (in Franklin) and Highlands (Dry Falls & Bridal Veil Falls). There's much more to do: try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, stop by Unique Gift Outlet, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tom Branch Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cherokee online road trip planner.

You can fly from Charlotte to Cherokee in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Charlotte in March since evenings lows in Cherokee dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Asheville

— 5 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zipline (in Lake Lure), Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard). There's lots more to do: learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed, admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, and take a memorable tour with Tumblestone Tours and Transportation.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Asheville attractions planner.

Drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In March in Asheville, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Greensboro.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Greensboro

— 4 nights
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Greensboro: Conservators Center (in Burlington), Uwharrie Crystalline (in Seagrove) and Asheboro (North Carolina Zoo & Four Saints Brewing Company). Next up on the itinerary: learn insider's secrets on Tap Hopper Tours, examine the collection at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, stroll around Country Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Pilot Mountain State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Greensboro trip site.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Greensboro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Greensboro

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

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.