5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Raleigh
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 30th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, and then learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Historic District and then learn about all things military at Battleship NORTH CAROLINA.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilmington visit planner .

San Francisco to Wilmington is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Wilmington when traveling from San Francisco in March, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
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Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Historic District ©
Historic District

2
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Carolina Tiger Rescue, explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pullen Park. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at North Carolina: Museum of Natural Sciences, then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Oakwood, and then have fun and explore at Marbles Kids Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Raleigh trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Wilmington to Raleigh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Carolina Tiger Rescue
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North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum

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