8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina trip itinerary maker

Make it your trip
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Charlotte
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Blowing Rock
— 2 nights
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Charlotte

— 2 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Charlotte to Kannapolis to see Stewart Haas Racing about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Discovery Place Science, don't miss a visit to Old Settlers Cemetery, revel in the low prices at Concord Mills, and make a splash at Great Wolf Lodge Water Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Charlotte online travel planner.

Orlando to Charlotte is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Orlando in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Charlotte, with highs around 58°F, while nights are colder with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Asheville

— 3 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Blue ridge Parkway Visitor Center as well as Biltmore. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Asheville Pinball Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Asheville planner.

Getting from Charlotte to Asheville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. In December in Asheville, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums · Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Blowing Rock

— 2 nights
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. On the 28th (Mon), try out the rides at Tweetsie Railroad.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Blowing Rock trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Asheville to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Asheville, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Blowing Rock, ranging from highs of 48°F to lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Fun & Games · Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

North Carolina travel guide

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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.