60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

60 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip maker

Make it your trip
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Cherokee
— 4 nights
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Asheville
— 8 nights
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Blowing Rock
— 6 nights
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Mount Airy
— 7 nights
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Greensboro
— 6 nights
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Charlotte
— 7 nights
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Wilmington
— 7 nights
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Raleigh
— 7 nights
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Kill Devil Hills
— 7 nights
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Cherokee

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maggie Valley (Maggie Valley Wellness Center & Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum), River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City) and Highlands (Bridal Veil Falls & Dry Falls). And it doesn't end there: try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, tour the pleasant surroundings at Max Patch, learn the secrets of beer at Leap Frog Tours, and see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cherokee road trip planner.

Atlanta to Cherokee is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in March; daily highs in Cherokee reach 59°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Asheville

— 8 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Hendersonville (Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards & Elijah Mountain Gem Mine), Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Brevard (WNC Military History Museum & Crystal Mountain Gem Mine). And it doesn't end there: squeeze the most out of the city with BREW-ed, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Asheville day trip planning site.

You can drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in March, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Blowing Rock

— 6 nights
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Explore Blowing Rock's surroundings by going to Bobby McLean Memorial Park (in Newland), Linville Falls (in Linville Falls) and Crossnore Weavers and Gallery (in Crossnore). And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, sample some tasty brews at North Carolina on Tap, do a tasting at Silver Fork Winery, and explore by horseback at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Blowing Rock travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Asheville to Blowing Rock by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in March, expect nights in Blowing Rock to be about the same, around 32°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Mount Airy.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Mount Airy

— 7 nights
Mount Airy is a city in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Airy: Horne Creek Living Historical Farm (in Pinnacle), Ronda (Menarick Vineyard & Winery & Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery) and Stone Mountain State Park (in Roaring Gap). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Mayberry Spirits Distillery, do a tasting at Laurel Gray Vineyard & Winery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pilot Mountain State Park, and make a trip to Floyd's City Barbershop.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mount Airy trip site.

Drive from Blowing Rock to Mount Airy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Blowing Rock in March, you will find days in Mount Airy are a bit warmer (58°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Greensboro.

Things to do in Mount Airy

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Greensboro

— 6 nights
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Greensboro: Uwharrie Crystalline (in Seagrove), Asheboro (North Carolina Zoo & Four Saints Brewing Company) and Mebane (Destination Downtown & Mebane Train Display). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Conservators Center, examine the collection at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Salem Museums & Gardens, and walk around Country Park.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Greensboro trip planning site.

You can drive from Mount Airy to Greensboro in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Charlotte.

Things to do in Greensboro

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Concord (Frank Liske Park & Richard Petty Driving Experience), The Lazy 5 Ranch (in Mooresville) and Historic National Cemetery and Confederate Prison Site (in Salisbury). The adventure continues: examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, learn about winemaking at Morgan Ridge Vineyards, find something for the whole family at Carowinds, and engage your brain at Discovery Place Science.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Charlotte driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Greensboro to Charlotte in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Charlotte sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 7 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Get out of town with these interesting Wilmington side-trips: Topsail Island (in Surf City), Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry (in Southport) and Walton's Distillery (in Jacksonville). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery, take a stroll through Historic District, take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and don't miss a visit to Riverwalk.

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You can fly from Charlotte to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Wilmington are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Raleigh

— 7 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Change things up with these side-trips from Raleigh: Old Town Cemetery (in Hillsborough), Durham (Duke University, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, &more) and The Carolina Basketball Museum (in Chapel Hill). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, examine the collection at Airborne and Special Operations Museum, walk around Pullen Park, and admire the natural beauty at JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Raleigh trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Raleigh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills

— 7 nights
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Get out of town with these interesting Kill Devil Hills side-trips: Corolla (Back Country Safari Tours, Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, &more), Lee Robinson's General Store (in Hatteras) and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (in Buxton). Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, stroll around Jockey's Ridge State Park, take in the waterfront at Duck Town Boardwalk, and delve into the lush surroundings at Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kill Devil Hills visit planner.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Kill Devil Hills takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Raleigh in April: highs in Kill Devil Hills hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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.