7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Cherokee
— 1 night
Drive
2
Newland
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive
4
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly

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Cherokee

— 1 night

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 9th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Oconaluftee Indian Village and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, sample the fine beverages at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co., then see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and finally try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cherokee trip maker.

Atlanta to Cherokee is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in June; daily highs in Cherokee reach 81°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Newland.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Newland

— 1 night
Newland is a town in Avery County, North Carolina, United States. On the 11th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain and then learn about winemaking at Linville Falls Winery.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Newland day trip planner.

You can drive from Cherokee to Newland in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Newland

Wineries · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Kill Devil Hills

— 1 night
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 12th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, then stop by The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kill Devil Hills trip builder.

Drive from Newland to Kill Devil Hills in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newland in June: high temperatures in Kill Devil Hills hover around 83°F and lows are around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wilmington

— 2 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): step aboard Battleship North Carolina, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broomtail Craft Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Oak Island Beach, then take a stroll through Historic District, and then do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilmington trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kill Devil Hills to Wilmington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.