7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  4​h
1
Raleigh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Hendersonville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

2
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 31st (Sat), examine the collection at North Carolina Museum of History and then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Oakwood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Historic Yates Mill County Park, then admire the majestic nature at Umstead State Park, and then explore and take pictures at PNC Arena.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Raleigh trip maker site .

Fort Lauderdale to Raleigh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in March, you will find days in Raleigh are little chillier (63°F), and nights are much colder (40°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Historic Oakwood
Historic Oakwood
Historic Yates Mill County Park ©
Historic Yates Mill County Park
Umstead State Park ©
Umstead State Park

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 2nd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Bellamy Mansion Museum and then kick back and relax at Oak Island Beaches. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, then indulge your taste buds at The Veggie Wagon, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Wilmington.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Wilmington driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Raleigh to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hendersonville.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kure Beach, The Veggie Wagon, Oak Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Fisher State Historic Site ©
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area ©
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
Downtown Wilmington ©
Downtown Wilmington

2
nights
Hendersonville

Hendersonville ©
Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Grovewood Village and Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Get a sense of the local culture at Thomas Wolfe Memorial and Asheville Pinball Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Hendersonville: Asheville (Lexington Glassworks & Woolworth Walk). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, take a peaceful walk through DuPont State Recreational Forest, and stop by Battery Park Book Exchange.

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

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Wilmington to Hendersonville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Wilmington in April, with highs in Hendersonville at 68°F and lows at 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Asheville, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards ©
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

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