8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Corolla
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Cherokee
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
day
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 9th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Currituck Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Corolla online travel route planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Corolla is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Corolla. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Corolla, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach

1
night
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 10th (Wed), kick back and relax at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina, and then stop by Cape Fear Spice Merchants.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Wilmington day trip site .

Traveling by car from Corolla to Wilmington takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cherokee.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Cape Fear Spice Merchants ©
Cape Fear Spice Merchants
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

1
day
Cherokee

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, explore the galleries of Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cherokee trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Wilmington to Cherokee in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Wilmington in July, expect Cherokee to be slightly colder, temps between 33°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Bryson City
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River Rafting & Tubing
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Let the collections at New Morning Gallery and Lexington Glassworks capture your imagination. Visiting Zipline and The North Carolina Arboretum will get you outdoors. When in Asheville, make a side trip to see Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park in Chimney Rock, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Woolworth Walk, take a stroll through River Arts District, shop like a local with Blue Spiral 1, and get to know the fascinating history of Biltmore Village.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Asheville itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Zipline
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Zipline
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park ©
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

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