8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Durham
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Omaha

1
night
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 19th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, then admire the majestic nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Monument to a Century of Flight.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kill Devil Hills travel itinerary planner.

Omaha to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Kill Devil Hills. Traveling from Omaha in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kill Devil Hills, with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Durham.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Nags Head, The Monument to a Century of Flight
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse

2
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): walk around Pullen Park, then engage your brain at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center, then engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Durham day trip planning tool .

Getting from Kill Devil Hills to Durham by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. When traveling from Kill Devil Hills in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Durham, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Durham

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Raleigh, Conservators Center
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Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel

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night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina, and finally stop by Old Books on Front Street.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Wilmington road trip planner.

Getting from Durham to Wilmington by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites Fun & Games Shopping
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Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens
Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 23rd (Thu), find something for the whole family at Carowinds and then browse the collection at Billy Graham Library.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlotte trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Wilmington to Charlotte in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Charlotte sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks
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Carowinds ©
Carowinds
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Asheville trip site .

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Asheville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Charlotte in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 45°F in Asheville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Room Escape Games
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

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