5 days in Barnegat Light & North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in Barnegat Light & North Carolina Itinerary

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5 days in Barnegat Light & North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Barnegat Light
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cherokee
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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Barnegat Light

Barnegat Light ©
Barnegat Light is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Barnegat Light Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Barnegat Light itinerary planning website .

Philadelphia to Barnegat Light is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Barnegat Light, with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Barnegat Light

Parks Nature Museums
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Barnegat Lighthouse State Park ©
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Barnegat Light Museum ©
Barnegat Light Museum

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then learn about winemaking at Biltmore, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Asheville travel itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Barnegat Light to Asheville. In October, daytime highs in Asheville are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Room Escape Games

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cherokee road trip planning site .

Getting from Asheville to Cherokee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Cherokee, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then have some family-friendly fun at Battle House, and then take a tour of Battleship North Carolina.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilmington day trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Cherokee to Wilmington takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cherokee in October: high temperatures in Wilmington hover around 77°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games
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Battle House ©
Battle House
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
Room Escape Games

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