6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina holiday planner

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Fly
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Cherokee
— 1 day
Drive
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Durham
— 2 nights
Fly

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Cherokee

Trails of Legends and Adventures

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.
On the 24th (Tue), look for gifts at Dogwood Crafters, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cherokee itinerary tool.

Washington DC to Cherokee is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cherokee, with lows of 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

3
nights
Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Asheville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
nights
Durham

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Conservators Center, and then examine the collection at International Civil Rights Center & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park, trek along Neuse River Trail, then engage your brain at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and finally walk around Pullen Park.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Durham road trip planner.

Drive from Asheville to Durham in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in November, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.