7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
ferry + Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Corolla
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Cherokee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Toronto

1
night
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 11th (Sun), stop by Miss Kitty's Old Time Photos & Gifts.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Corolla road trip planning site .

Toronto, Canada to Corolla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Corolla: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Corolla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills, Jockey's Ridge State Park
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Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial

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night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at Battle House, then learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina, and finally stop by Old Books on Front Street.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Wilmington online journey planner .

Drive from Corolla to Wilmington in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cherokee.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games Shopping
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Battle House ©
Battle House
Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

1
night
Cherokee

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then view the masterpieces at Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cherokee trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Wilmington to Cherokee in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, Cherokee is a bit cooler than Wilmington - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual ©
Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 15th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Keep things going the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Asheville trip planner .

Getting from Cherokee to Asheville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Zipline, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

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night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Muddy River Distillery, and then find something for the whole family at Carowinds.

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

Traveling by car from Asheville to Charlotte takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Asheville in August, you will find days in Charlotte are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Muddy River Distillery
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Carowinds ©
Carowinds
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library
Muddy River Distillery ©
Muddy River Distillery

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