7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Asheville
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
Corolla
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Atlantic Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Miami

1
night
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Grovewood Village.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville trip planner.

Miami to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Miami in March: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 58°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village
Thomas Wolfe Memorial ©
Thomas Wolfe Memorial
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery

1
day
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, then contemplate the long history of Whalehead Club, and then trek along Currituck Banks Reserve.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Corolla trip maker .

Do a combination of flight and car from Asheville to Corolla in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atlantic Beach.

Things to do in Corolla

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Whalehead Club ©
Whalehead Club
Currituck Banks Reserve ©
Currituck Banks Reserve

2
nights
Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach ©
Atlantic Beach is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. On the 28th (Thu), get curious at Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Lookout National Seashore, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Macon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Beaufort Historic Site Old Burying Ground, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rachel Carson Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Shackleford Banks.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Atlantic Beach trip maker site .

Getting from Corolla to Atlantic Beach by car takes about 4.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Atlantic Beach are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Atlantic Beach

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Harkers Island, Beaufort
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Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Shackleford Banks ©
Shackleford Banks
Rachel Carson Reserve ©
Rachel Carson Reserve

2
nights
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 30th (Sat): admire the striking features of Bellamy Mansion, explore the world behind art at Cameron Art Museum, then steep yourself in history at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Downtown Wilmington and then examine the collection at Wilmington Railroad Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wilmington trip planner.

Getting from Atlantic Beach to Wilmington by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Wilmington are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kure Beach
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Bellamy Mansion ©
Bellamy Mansion
Fort Fisher State Historic Site ©
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Downtown Wilmington ©
Downtown Wilmington

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