5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Asheville
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Coaster at Goats on the Roof and Ole Smoky Distillery - Barrelhouse. Kids will enjoy Hollywood Star Cars Museum and The Escape Game Pigeon Forge. Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Falls Park on the Reedy (in Greenville), Gatlinburg (Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, & more) and Pigeon Forge (Parrot Mountain & Gardens, Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, & more). There's more to do: hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Asheville trip itinerary maker website .

Charlotte to Asheville is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Charlotte in July, expect Asheville to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Zipline, Falls Park on the Reedy, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof ©
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof
Hollywood Star Cars Museum ©
Hollywood Star Cars Museum

1
night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 12th (Fri), kick back and relax at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex and then learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Wilmington trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Wilmington takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in July, Wilmington is a bit warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

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