7 days in Charlottesville & North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in Charlottesville & North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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Make it your trip
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Charlottesville
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
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Old Fort
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Bryson City
— 2 nights
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Hendersonville
— 1 night
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Charlottesville

— 1 night

Hoo-Ville

Situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is perhaps best known as the home of three of the United States' founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): do a tasting at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards and then take in nature's colorful creations at Monticello.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Charlottesville online trip planner.

Norfolk to Charlottesville is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Norfolk in October, Charlottesville is slightly colder at night with lows of 49°F. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charlottesville

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 2 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex and then do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Wilmington trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Charlottesville to Wilmington takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Wilmington is a bit warmer than Charlottesville - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Old Fort.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trip

Old Fort

Old Fort is a town in McDowell County, North Carolina, United States. Blue Ridge Mountains has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Ridge Mountains.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Old Fort vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Old Fort takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Wilmington in October, things will get a bit cooler in Old Fort: highs are around 72°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bryson City.

Things to do in Old Fort

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Bryson City

— 2 nights
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 11th (Wed), take a memorable tour with Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Bryson City online journey builder.

Getting from Old Fort to Bryson City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bryson City when traveling from Old Fort in October, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Hendersonville.

Things to do in Bryson City

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Hendersonville

— 1 night
Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, do a tasting at Burntshirt Vineyards, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Team ECCO Aquarium & Shark Lab, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy and then steep yourself in history at Biltmore.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hendersonville online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Hendersonville takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wineries · 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.