7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Charlotte
Drive
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Old Fort
— 1 night
Drive
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Bryson City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cherokee
— 1 day
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Charlotte

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlotte vacation maker website.

Norfolk to Charlotte is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Charlotte when traveling from Norfolk in November, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Old Fort.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Old Fort

— 1 night
Old Fort is a town in McDowell County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Mount Mitchell State Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Ridge Mountains.

Plan a Old Fort trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Charlotte to Old Fort by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Old Fort are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Old Fort

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Biltmore, then admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip itinerary planner.

Asheville is just a short distance from Old Fort. November in Asheville sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Bryson City

— 2 nights
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Dry Falls and then cruise along Little River Road. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Bryson City trip planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. In November in Bryson City, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Cherokee.

Things to do in Bryson City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cherokee

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Cherokee road trip planning app.

Cherokee is just a short distance from Bryson City. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in November, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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.