7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Raleigh
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Zurich

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilmington planning site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Wilmington is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich to Wilmington, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Wilmington: highs are around 27°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Oak Island Beach, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 7th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy and then view the masterpieces at Woolworth Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Asheville trip planning app .

Fly from Wilmington to Asheville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, Asheville is slightly colder than Wilmington - with highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Zipline
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New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
Zipline
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

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 9th (Thu): walk around Pullen Park, then learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, and finally browse for treasures at Raleigh Furniture Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Raleigh sightseeing site .

You can drive from Asheville to Raleigh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In April in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

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