7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  6​h
1
Wilmington
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Raleigh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Miami, Florida

4
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Step off the beaten path and head to Oak Island Beaches and Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. Step out of the city life by going to Holden Beach and Cape Fear River. Explore Wilmington's surroundings by going to North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport (in Southport) and Surf City (Topsail Island Trading Co & Soundside Park). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Downtown Wilmington, admire the striking features of Bellamy Mansion Museum, and do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery.

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Miami to Wilmington is an approximately 6-hour combination of train, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Traveling from Miami in December, you will find days in Wilmington are a bit cooler (65°F), and nights are cooler (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Surf City, North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, Oak Island Beach, Holden Beach
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Holden Beach ©
Holden Beach
Soundside Park ©
Soundside Park
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery

2
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at North Carolina Botanical Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Carolina Tiger Rescue, and then identify plant and animal life at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, admire the majestic nature at Umstead State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Yates Mill County Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Raleigh online vacation planner .

You can drive from Wilmington to Raleigh in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Wilmington in January, expect nights in Raleigh to be about the same, around 31°F, while days are slightly colder, around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

North Carolina Botanical Garden, Carolina Tiger Rescue, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Carolina Tiger Rescue ©
Carolina Tiger Rescue
Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

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