6 days in Charleston, Wilmington & Raleigh Itinerary

6 days in Charleston, Wilmington & Raleigh Itinerary

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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
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Raleigh
— 1 day
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Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and see the interesting displays at Patriots Point.

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Boston to Charleston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in October: high temperatures in Charleston hover around 78°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Wilmington

— 2 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): step aboard Battleship North Carolina, make a trip to Riverwalk, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Wrightsville Beach Brewery.

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Getting from Charleston to Wilmington by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Wilmington are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Raleigh

— 1 day

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 25th (Mon), stroll around Pullen Park and then stroll through Neuse River Trail.

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Traveling by car from Wilmington to Raleigh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Wilmington in October, plan for little chillier nights in Raleigh, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Trails · Outdoors