7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Cherokee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Newland
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
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 9th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Oconaluftee Indian Village and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, sample the fine beverages at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co., then examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and finally try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cherokee trip itinerary builder .

Atlanta to Cherokee is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Atlanta in June, expect Cherokee to be little chillier, temps between 81°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Newland.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Maggie Valley, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

1
night
Newland

Newland ©
Newland is a town in Avery County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain and then learn about winemaking at Linville Falls Winery.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Newland trip planner .

You can drive from Cherokee to Newland in 2.5 hours. June in Newland sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Newland

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trip

Grandfather Mountain
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Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Linville Falls Winery ©
Linville Falls Winery

1
night
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then stroll through Currituck Beach, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Wright Brothers National Memorial, get a taste of the local shopping with The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kill Devil Hills trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Newland to Kill Devil Hills in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Newland in June, expect Kill Devil Hills to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corolla, Nags Head
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

2
nights
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 14th (Fri): learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Broomtail Craft Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Island Beach, wander the streets of Historic District, and then do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Wilmington trip builder website .

Drive from Kill Devil Hills to Wilmington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In June in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oak Island Beach, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery
Historic District ©
Historic District

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