7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina attractions planner

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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 2 nights
3
Durham
— 1 night
4
Raleigh
— 1 day
5
Cameron
— 1 night
6
Wilmington
— 1 night

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Charlotte

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): catch a live event at The Bank of America Stadium.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Charlotte online tour itinerary maker.

Des Moines to Charlotte is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Des Moines to Charlotte, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Asheville.
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The Bank of America Stadium ©
The Bank of America Stadium

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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Biltmore and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens at Asheville, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then admire the striking features of Grove Arcade.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Asheville online holiday planner.

You can drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Charlotte in October, plan for slightly colder days in Asheville, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trip

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

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Durham

Durham ©

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel and then admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

Make your Durham itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Asheville to Durham by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. October in Durham sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Historic Sites
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll around Pullen Park, then explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, and then get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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Raleigh is just a stone's throw from Durham. In October, daytime highs in Raleigh are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cameron.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

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Cameron

Cameron ©
Cameron is a town in Moore County, North Carolina in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Aloha Safari Zoo.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cameron journey builder site.

You can drive from Raleigh to Cameron in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Cameron can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Cameron

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Aloha Safari Zoo ©
Aloha Safari Zoo

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, then do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery, and then step aboard Battleship North Carolina.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Wilmington trip planner.

Getting from Cameron to Wilmington by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cameron in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Wilmington, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites · Wineries
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Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery

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