8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina attractions planner
Make it your trip
Fly to Charlotte, Bus to Asheville
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Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wilkesboro
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Airy
— 1 night
Drive
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Chapel Hill
— 1 night
Drive
5
Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to London

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Asheville — 2 nights

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Gatlinburg (Ole Smoky & Sugarlands Distilling Company). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Asheville road trip planning tool.

London, UK to Asheville is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Asheville. When traveling from London in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wilkesboro.
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Wilkesboro — 1 night

Wilkesboro is a town in and the county seat of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Warrior Creek Mountain Bike Trails and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Call Family Distillers.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilkesboro visit planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Wilkesboro takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Wilkesboro can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mount Airy.
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Mount Airy — 1 night

Mount Airy is a city in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mayberry Replica Courthouse, then take a stroll through Downtown Mt. Airy, then look for gifts at Bear Creek Gifts And Bear Creek Fudge Factory, and finally do a tasting at Round Peak Vineyard.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Airy route planner.

Traveling by car from Wilkesboro to Mount Airy takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chapel Hill.
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Neighborhoods · Wineries · Shopping

Chapel Hill — 1 night

Chapel Hill is a town in Durham and Orange Counties, and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care. On the 29th (Sat), examine the collection at The Carolina Basketball Museum and then hike along Occoneechee Orange Speedway.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chapel Hill itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Airy to Chapel Hill takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Chapel Hill can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Corolla.
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Side Trip
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Corolla — 2 nights

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach, see Off-Road Tours, and then visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Corolla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chapel Hill to Corolla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. In October, daily temperatures in Corolla can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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North Carolina travel guide

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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.
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