7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  5​h
1
Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cherokee
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Durham
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Toronto

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Billy Graham Library and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Muddy River Distillery.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlotte trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Charlotte is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in February, you will find days in Charlotte are much warmer (15°C), and nights are a bit warmer (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

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

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 11th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Biltmore Estate, take a memorable drive along Blueridge Parkway, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, then admire the striking features of Grove Arcade, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Asheville online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Asheville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Charlotte, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

1
night
Cherokee

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.
On the 13th (Tue), examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, see the interesting displays at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, and then try to win big at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cherokee holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Cherokee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February in Cherokee, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Durham.

Things to do in Cherokee

Fun & Games Casinos Tours

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

1
night
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, then explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina: Museum of Natural Sciences, and finally stroll through Pullen Park.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Durham road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Cherokee to Durham takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Durham are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durham

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Raleigh
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel

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