5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  4​h
1
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
New Bern
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Harkers Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse and then take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kill Devil Hills travel planner .

Washington DC to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, tram, and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to New Bern.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites Museums

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Bodie Island Lighthouse
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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New Bern

New Bern ©
New Bern is a city in Craven County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the galleries of North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace, look for gifts at Mitchell Hardware, and then stop by Birthplace of Pepsi Cola.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to New Bern fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Kill Devil Hills to New Bern takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in New Bern sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Harkers Island.

Things to do in New Bern

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola ©
Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola
Mitchell Hardware ©
Mitchell Hardware

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Harkers Island

Harkers Island ©
Harkers Island is a census-designated place (CDP) in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Lookout National Seashore.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Harkers Island trip planner .

Getting from New Bern to Harkers Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Harkers Island

Wildlife Parks
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Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore

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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 20th (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Asheville Outlets.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Asheville trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Harkers Island to Asheville with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Harkers Island in June since evenings lows in Asheville dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping

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Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Lexington Glassworks ©
Lexington Glassworks

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