5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip maker

Make it your trip
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Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive
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Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Raleigh

— 1 night

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): walk around Pullen Park.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Raleigh trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Raleigh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Toronto in March, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Raleigh: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Asheville

— 2 nights

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 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Biltmore, then shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks, and then explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and then explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Asheville day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Asheville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Charlotte

— 1 night

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.
On the 30th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Carowinds, browse the collection at Billy Graham Library, and then see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Charlotte tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Asheville to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks · Museums

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.