7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Cherokee
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Wilmington
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
4
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: New York City

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hours
Cherokee

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.
For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cherokee trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Cherokee is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from New York City in March, you will find days in Cherokee are somewhat warmer (59°F), and nights are about the same (34°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Fun & Games Casinos

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Step out of the city life by going to DuPont State Recreational Forest and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Grandfather Mountain in Linville (about 1h 45 min away). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center, explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Asheville trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Wildlife Tours Nature

Side Trips

Grandfather Mountain, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Food Tours

1
day
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 6th (Wed), wander the streets of Historic District and then learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Wilmington trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Asheville to Wilmington in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in March, expect Wilmington to be a bit warmer, temps between 65°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums Neighborhoods
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Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

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 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, and then explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kill Devil Hills attractions planner .

You can drive from Wilmington to Kill Devil Hills in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Wilmington in March, you will find days in Kill Devil Hills are slightly colder (55°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nags Head
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

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