6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
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Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cherokee
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©
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 22nd (Sun), examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame and then get curious at Discovery Place Science. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Carowinds, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Kings, and then get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlotte road trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Charlotte. December in Charlotte sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks
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Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum and then admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Biltmore, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Asheville road trip planner .

Drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. In December, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Room Escape Games

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Cherokee

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cherokee driving holiday planning site .

Drive from Asheville to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Cherokee

Fun & Games Tours Museums

Side Trips

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 27th (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then step aboard Battleship North Carolina, then get your game on at Battle House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Broomtail Craft Brewery.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Wilmington online travel planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Cherokee to Wilmington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, Wilmington is somewhat warmer than Cherokee - with highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries
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Battle House ©
Battle House
Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

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