6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Corolla
— 1 night
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Asheville
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Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive

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Wilmington

— 2 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Take a break from the city and head to Oak Island Beach and Holden Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilmington: Southport (Southport Pier and RIverwalk & The Christmas House) and Spas (in Surf City). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Poplar Grove Plantation, admire the landmark architecture of Bellamy Mansion, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and wander the streets of Downtown Wilmington.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Wilmington trip maker.

Charlotte to Wilmington is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Wilmington, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Corolla

— 1 night
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): trek along Currituck Banks Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and finally see the interesting displays at Whalehead Club.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Corolla trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Corolla takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Corolla

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Barber Orchard Fruitstand, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Waterrock Knob, then admire the sheer force of Soco Falls, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cataloochee Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, then appreciate the history behind Thomas Wolfe Memorial, then relax in the rural setting at Grandad's Apples, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bold Rock Hard Cider.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Asheville day trip site.

Getting from Corolla to Asheville by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Corolla in October, things will get little chillier in Asheville: highs are around 70°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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History Museums · 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.