4 days in North Carolina Itinerary

4 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Surf City, Topsail Island
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Surf City, Topsail Island

Surf City is a town in Pender and Onslow counties in the U.S. On the 17th (Wed), choose your vessel at Surf City Jet Ski Rentals and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Surf City trip planner.

El Paso to Surf City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from El Paso in March: high temperatures in Surf City hover around 63°F and lows are around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Durham.

Things to do in Surf City

Outdoors · Spas · Transportation · Tours


Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cameron Indoor Stadium. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Umstead State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Duke Lemur Center, then see where the action happens at Cameron Indoor Stadium, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Durham Distillery.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Durham online travel route planner.

Getting from Surf City to Durham by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. March in Durham sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip


Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then learn about winemaking at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, then sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, and finally take a memorable tour with Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation and then do sightseeing your way with BREW-ed.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Asheville attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Durham to Asheville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. March in Asheville sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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.