7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Fly to Norfolk, Drive to Corolla
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Drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Fly to Monroe Regional Airport



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Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 15th (Sat), sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Asheville route app.

Monroe to Asheville is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Monroe to Asheville due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Monroe in June: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 83°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips


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Trails of Legends and Adventures

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 17th (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cherokee itinerary planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Cherokee

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then stroll through Currituck Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Corolla trip itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of flight and car from Cherokee to Corolla in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Corolla when traveling from Cherokee in June, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches


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Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Holden Beach and Oak Island Beach. Step out of Wilmington with an excursion to North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Bizarre, learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery, and make a trip to Riverwalk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Wilmington online day trip planner.

Getting from Corolla to Wilmington by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

Historic Sites · 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.