8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina sightseeing planner

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Fly
1
Highlands
— 1 day
Drive
2
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Greensboro
— 1 night
Drive
4
Raleigh
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Corolla
— 1 night
Drive to Norfolk, Fly to Fort Lauderdale

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Highlands

Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain and then kick your exploration up a notch at Highlands Aerial Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Highlands trip maker.

Fort Lauderdale to Highlands is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in November; daily highs in Highlands reach 60°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Highlands

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

3
nights
Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Attractions like Food Tours and Crystal Mountain Gem Mine make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Zipline (in Lake Lure). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get advice or help at The Folk Art Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Asheville journey maker.

You can drive from Highlands to Asheville in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Greensboro.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

1
night
Greensboro

Greensboro is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get curious at Greensboro Science Center, see the interesting displays at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, then go on a hair-raising tour with Carolina History & Haunts, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at Kersey Valley Zip Line.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Greensboro visit planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Greensboro in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in November, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Greensboro

Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

2
nights
Raleigh

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): hike along Neuse River Trail and then have fun and explore at Museum of Life + Science. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, then walk around Pullen Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Memorial Bell Tower.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Raleigh trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Greensboro to Raleigh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Raleigh are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Corolla.

Things to do in Raleigh

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

1
night
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 28th (Sat), take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours, see Off-Road Tours, and then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Corolla travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Raleigh to Corolla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In November, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.