7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Asheville
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Atlantic Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Columbus

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): do a tasting at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards. On your second day here, do a tasting at Biltmore Winery at Antler Hill Village and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Asheville holiday maker app .

Columbus to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Columbus in March, you will find days in Asheville are a bit warmer (58°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Atlantic Beach.

Things to do in Asheville

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, Pisgah National Forest
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pisgah National Forest ©
Pisgah National Forest
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards ©
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

1
night
Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach ©
Atlantic Beach is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Fort Macon, immerse yourself in nature at Hammocks Beach State Park, and then learn about winemaking at Lake Road Winery LLC. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Shackleford Banks and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Lookout National Seashore.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlantic Beach online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Atlantic Beach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Asheville in March since evenings lows in Atlantic Beach dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Atlantic Beach

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Harkers Island, Lake Road Winery LLC, Hammocks Beach State Park
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Cape Lookout National Seashore ©
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Hammocks Beach State Park ©
Hammocks Beach State Park
Shackleford Banks ©
Shackleford Banks

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 30th (Sat), take a stroll through Downtown Wilmington, identify plant and animal life at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, and then learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Holden Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Island Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wilmington travel planning tool .

Getting from Atlantic Beach to Wilmington by car takes about 2.5 hours. March in Wilmington sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Holden Beach, Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, Oak Island Beach
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Holden Beach ©
Holden Beach
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery

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