8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina route planner

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Fly
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Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Mount Airy
— 1 night
Drive
4
Durham
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Fly

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Asheville trip planner.

Minneapolis to Asheville is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In April, Asheville is somewhat warmer than Minneapolis - with highs of 69°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Charlotte

The Queen City

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get curious at Discovery Place Science, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Muddy River Distillery, and then get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Carowinds, then have some family-friendly fun at Escape Kings, and then see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Charlotte trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Charlotte takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mount Airy.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
Specialty Museum
NASCAR Hall of Fame
4.5
Escape Kings ©
Entertainment Center
Escape Kings
4.9

1
night
Mount Airy

Mount Airy is a city in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get all the information you need at The Mount Airy Visitors Center, see the interesting displays at The Andy Griffith Museum, and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mount Airy trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Charlotte to Mount Airy in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In April in Mount Airy, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Mount Airy

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Scenic Drive
Blue Ridge Pkwy
4.8
The Andy Griffith Museum ©
Specialty Museum
The Andy Griffith Museum
4.1

1
night
Durham

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
On the 26th (Fri), stroll 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 admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Durham online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Airy to Durham takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kill Devil Hills.

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

1
night
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. On the 27th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Wright Brothers National Memorial, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally stop by KDH Cooperative Gallery and Studios.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Kill Devil Hills tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Durham to Kill Devil Hills takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Durham, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kill Devil Hills, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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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