4 days in North Carolina Itinerary

4 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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4 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Charlotte
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hiddenite
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

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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.
On the 17th (Thu), browse the collection at Billy Graham Library.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte trip itinerary planner .

Philadelphia to Charlotte is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, expect nights in Charlotte to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hiddenite.
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Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library

1
night
Hiddenite

Hiddenite ©
Hiddenite is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in east-central Alexander County, North Carolina. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Emerald Hollow Mine. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Emerald Hollow Mine.

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Getting from Charlotte to Hiddenite by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hiddenite are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Hiddenite

Nature Parks
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Emerald Hollow Mine ©
Emerald Hollow Mine
Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area ©

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nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and then admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy. On the next day, do a tasting at Biltmore, get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks, and then explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Asheville day trip planning site .

You can drive from Hiddenite to Asheville in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

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