8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Fly
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Durham
— 1 day
Drive
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Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive
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Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Fly
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Asheville
— 1 night
Drive
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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
Fly

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Durham

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): walk around Pullen Park, then explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Durham trip builder.

Belgrade, Serbia to Durham is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. When traveling from Belgrade in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Durham: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Duke University Chapel ©
Religious Site
Duke University Chapel
4.8
Pullen Park ©
Park
Pullen Park
4.8

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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 12th (Fri): step aboard Battleship North Carolina, then contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, and then wander the streets of Historic District.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Wilmington online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Durham to Wilmington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Wilmington

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
Historic District ©
Neighborhood
Historic District
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Airlie Gardens ©
Historic Site
Airlie Gardens
4.7

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Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, admire the majestic nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally stop by KDH Cooperative Gallery and Studios.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kill Devil Hills itinerary app.

You can drive from Wilmington to Kill Devil Hills in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Wilmington in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Kill Devil Hills, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Geologic Formation
Jockey's Ridge State Park
4.8

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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 14th (Sun): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On the next day, examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville road trip app.

You can fly from Kill Devil Hills to Asheville in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kill Devil Hills in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Asheville, with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.8

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. On the 16th (Tue), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Blowing Rock trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Asheville to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in April, expect Blowing Rock to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 5°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Zipline
4.9

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