8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Charlotte
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Raleigh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kids will enjoy Pisgah Forest Gem Mine and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Elijah Mountain Gem Mine (in Hendersonville), Zipline (in Lake Lure) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip itinerary maker app .

Fort Lauderdale to Asheville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in December, with highs in Asheville at 54°F and lows at 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Zipline, River Rafting & Tubing, Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
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Pisgah Forest Gem Mine ©
Pisgah Forest Gem Mine
Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Carowinds, test your team's savvy at Escape Kings, and then explore the engaging exhibits at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Discovery Place Science and then browse the collection at Billy Graham Library.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlotte trip planning site .

Drive from Asheville to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. In December in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks
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Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Carowinds ©
Carowinds
Discovery Place Science ©
Discovery Place Science

1
night
Wilmington

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 26th (Thu): look for gifts at Old Books on Front Street, then take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, then have some family-friendly fun at Battle House, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Wilmington day trip planning site .

Getting from Charlotte to Wilmington by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games Shopping
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Battle House ©
Battle House
Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

1
night
Raleigh

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, then stroll around Pullen Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Raleigh itinerary maker .

Drive from Wilmington to Raleigh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Wilmington in December; daily highs in Raleigh reach 57°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

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