8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
1
Asheville
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h
End: New York City

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Escape the urban bustle at Dry Falls and Devil's Courthouse. Step out of Asheville with an excursion to Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee in Cherokee--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Biltmore, admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Asheville driving holiday planning app.

New York City to Asheville is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from New York City in March, you will find days in Asheville are somewhat warmer (58°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Devil's Courthouse, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Dry Falls
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

2
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 5th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex and then step aboard Battleship North Carolina. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Holden Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Island Beach, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Wilmington trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Wilmington takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Asheville in March, with highs in Wilmington at 65°F and lows at 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nags Head.

Things to do in Wilmington

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, Holden Beach, Oak Island Beach
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
Room Escape Games
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

2
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, then see Off-Road Tours, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Jockey's Ridge State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coquina Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nags Head online attractions planner.

You can drive from Wilmington to Nags Head in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. While traveling from Wilmington, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nags Head, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Coquina Beach, Off-Road Tours, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
Off-Road Tours
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial

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