7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip planner

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Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Miami



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Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kids will enjoy Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Crystal Mountain Gem Mine. Go for a jaunt from Asheville to Lake Lure to see Zipline about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Western North Carolina Nature Center, and take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

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Miami to Asheville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami in March, things will get colder in Asheville: highs are around 58°F and lows about 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can fly to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Spas · Scenic Drive

Side Trips


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Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Riverwalk and then step aboard Battleship North Carolina.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wilmington trip planning app.

Fly from Asheville to Wilmington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Asheville in March, with highs in Wilmington at 65°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Raleigh.


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City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the engaging exhibits at Marbles Kids Museum and then learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Durham Central Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Raleigh road trip tool.

You can drive from Wilmington to Raleigh in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Raleigh sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip


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A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Back Country Safari Tours.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Corolla attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Corolla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. March in Corolla sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

North Carolina travel guide

History Museums · 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.