7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina itinerary planner
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Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
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Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 2 nights
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Raleigh
— 1 night
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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 1 night
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Kill Devil Hills — 1 night

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nags Head Woods Preserve. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, stroll through Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and then trek along Currituck Banks Reserve.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kill Devil Hills vacation builder app.

Detroit to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in March, with highs in Kill Devil Hills at 55°F and lows at 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manteo.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Manteo, Roanoke Island — 2 nights

Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Manteo trip itinerary planning app.

Manteo is just a stone's throw from Kill Devil Hills. In March, daily temperatures in Manteo can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Raleigh.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trip

Raleigh — 1 night

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): engage your brain at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then explore the world behind art at Gregg Museum of Art & Design, and then immerse yourself in nature at Umstead State Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Raleigh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manteo to Raleigh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and flight. In March, daytime highs in Raleigh are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Charlotte.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Charlotte — 1 night

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 30th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Carolinas Aviation Museum, then engage your brain at Carolina Raptor Center, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Charlotte trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Raleigh to Charlotte takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Asheville.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife
Side Trip

Asheville — 1 night

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, then shop like a local with New Morning Gallery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Blue Spiral 1.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville travel route tool.

You can drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Charlotte in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

North Carolina travel guide

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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.