7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Surf City, Topsail Island
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Oak Island
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Murphy
— 3 nights
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Asheville
— 1 night

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Surf City, Topsail Island

Surf City ©
Surf City is a town in Pender and Onslow counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get some thrills out on the water with Surf City Jet Ski Rentals, then look for all kinds of wild species at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, and then stop by Topsail Island Trading Company.

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Charlotte to Surf City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Surf City are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oak Island.

Things to do in Surf City

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Surf City Jet Ski Rentals ©
Surf City Jet Ski Rentals
Topsail Island Trading Company ©
Topsail Island Trading Company

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Oak Island

Oak Island is a seaside town located mostly on the barrier island of Oak Island (which also contains the town of Caswell Beach), in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Haag and Sons Seafood, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Island Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oak Island vacation planner.

Travel from Surf City to Oak Island in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Oak Island can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Oak Island

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Haag and Sons Seafood ©
Haag and Sons Seafood

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Wilmington

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then examine the collection at Museum of the Bizarre.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilmington tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by journey from Oak Island to Wilmington takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Wilmington are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Murphy.

Things to do in Wilmington

Tours · Outdoors · Spas · Museums
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Spas
Museum of the Bizarre ©
Museum of the Bizarre

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Murphy

Murphy ©
Murphy is a town in and the county seat of Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Crane Creek Vineyards and Cherokee Cellars Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Murphy: Betty's Country Store (in Helen), Grumpy Old Men Brewing (in Blue Ridge) and VIP Southern Tours (in Sautee Nacoochee). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Burt's Farm and do a tasting at Engelheim Vineyards.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Murphy attractions planner.

Getting from Wilmington to Murphy by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Wilmington in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 56°F in Murphy. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Murphy

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

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Crane Creek Vineyards ©
Crane Creek Vineyards
VIP Southern Tours ©
VIP Southern Tours
12 Spies Vineyards and Farm ©
12 Spies Vineyards and Farm

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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed, then take a stroll through Asheville Drum Circle, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Highland Brewing Company.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Asheville day trip planning website.

You can drive from Murphy to Asheville in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Neighborhoods
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BREW-ed ©
BREW-ed
Highland Brewing Company ©
Highland Brewing Company

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