60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Corolla
— 3 nights
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 3 nights
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Hatteras Island
— 5 nights
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Wilmington
— 7 nights
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Raleigh
— 8 nights
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Greensboro
— 6 nights
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Charlotte
— 7 nights
Fly
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Cherokee
— 6 nights
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Asheville
— 8 nights
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Blowing Rock
— 6 nights
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Corolla — 3 nights

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Get out of town with these interesting Corolla side-trips: The Pointe Golf Club (in Powells Point) and Sound Golf Links at Albemarle Plantation (in Hertford). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Currituck Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and browse the exhibits of Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Corolla trip planning tool.

Montreal, Canada to Corolla is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In February, Corolla is much warmer than Montreal - with highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Manteo.
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Manteo, Roanoke Island — 3 nights

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Go for a jaunt from Manteo to Rodanthe to see Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Outer Banks Distilling, walk around Jockey's Ridge State Park, and view the masterpieces at Seaside Art Gallery.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Manteo tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Corolla to Manteo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hatteras Island.
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Hatteras Island — 5 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hatteras Island: Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum (in Rodanthe), Wright Brothers National Memorial (in Kill Devil Hills) and Kitty Hawk (Monument to a Century of Flight & Outer Banks Yoga). Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

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Traveling by car from Manteo to Hatteras Island takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Hatteras Island can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Wilmington.
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Wilmington — 7 nights

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Explore Wilmington's surroundings by going to Jacksonville (Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial & Walton's Distillery), Sunset Beach (Sandpiper Bay Golf Course & Sunset Beach Waterfront Park) and Sacred Willow Spa (in Calabash). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get interesting insight from Pelagic Hunter Sportfishing, learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery, and let little ones run wild at Hugh McRae Park - renamed Long Leaf Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Wilmington attractions planning site.

Drive from Hatteras Island to Wilmington in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. February in Wilmington sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Raleigh.
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Raleigh — 8 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Raleigh: Durham (Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Duke University Chapel, &more), Fayetteville (Room Escape Games & Airborne and Special Operations Museum) and Ava Gardner Museum (in Smithfield). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Carolina Basketball Museum, get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, trek along Neuse River Trail, and explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art.

Plan a Raleigh trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Wilmington to Raleigh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wilmington in February: highs in Raleigh hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Greensboro.
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Greensboro — 6 nights

Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Explore Greensboro's surroundings by going to Winston Salem (Salem God's Acre Cemetery, Children's Museum of Winston-Salem, &more), Pilot Mountain State Park (in Pinnacle) and JOLO Winery & Vineyards (in Pilot Mountain). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center, take in nature's colorful creations at The Bog Garden at Benjamin Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and shop like a local with Ambleside Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Greensboro day trip planning app.

Drive from Raleigh to Greensboro in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Greensboro are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Charlotte.
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Charlotte — 7 nights

The Queen City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Charlotte: Fishing with Gus - Lake Norman Fishing Guide Service (in Sherrills Ford), Morrow Mountain State Park (in Albemarle) and N.C.Korean War Memorial (in Mint Hill). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville, look for gifts at Paper Skyscaper, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Doc Porter's Distillery.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Charlotte trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Greensboro to Charlotte in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Cherokee.
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Cherokee — 6 nights

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.
Explore Cherokee's surroundings by going to Gorges State Park (in Sapphire), Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino (in Murphy) and Highlands (Bridal Veil Falls & Dry Falls). There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of Lake Glenville Scenic Waterfall Cruises, fly down the slopes at Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center, take a memorable drive along Cherohala Skyway, and take in the awesome beauty at Waterrock Knob.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Cherokee holiday tool.

Fly from Charlotte to Cherokee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Charlotte in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Cherokee, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Asheville.
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Asheville — 8 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Hendersonville (Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Goat Farm, Hendersonville Visitor Center, &more), Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard) and DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain). There's lots more to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, view the masterpieces at Ariel Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with St.Claire Art, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Asheville tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Cherokee to Asheville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Blowing Rock.
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Blowing Rock — 6 nights

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Get out of town with these interesting Blowing Rock side-trips: Hickory Museum of Art (in Hickory), Stone Mountain State Park (in Roaring Gap) and Banner Elk (Sugar Mountain Resort & Kettell Beerworks). And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, indulge in some personalized pampering at 7th Heaven Day Spa and Massage Therapy, explore the world behind art at Artists in Residence at Edgewood Cottage, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Doc's Rocks Gem Mine.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Blowing Rock day trip planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Asheville, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Blowing Rock, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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North Carolina travel guide

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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.
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