9 days in North Carolina & Virginia Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina & Virginia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Asheville
— 1 night
2
Arlington
— 1 night
3
Corolla
— 1 night
4
Virginia Beach
— 2 nights
5
Williamsburg
— 3 nights

1
night
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Right Track Toy Train Museum, thenkick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then relax in the rural setting at Sweet Betsy Farm. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go deep underground at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine and then admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Asheville trip itinerary planner.

Monroe to Asheville is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Monroe to Asheville is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Monroe in October; daily highs in Asheville reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Adventure

Side Trips

Lake Lure, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Sweet Betsy Farm, Crystal Mountain Gem Mine
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Crystal Mountain Gem Mine ©
Crystal Mountain Gem Mine
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
On the 11th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, thenstroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then appreciate the history behind U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Arlington trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Asheville to Arlington by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Asheville in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Arlington, with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial ©
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

1
night
Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 12th (Mon), take an exotic tour of Back Country Safari Tours, thensee Off-Road Tours, and then glide peacefully along the water with Coastal Explorations.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Corolla itinerary site.

You can fly from Arlington to Corolla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and car. In October, daytime highs in Corolla are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Virginia Beach.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Back Country Safari Tours ©
Back Country Safari Tours
Off-Road Tours
Coastal Explorations ©
Coastal Explorations

2
nights
Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ©
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
On the 13th (Tue), go for a walk through King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk, thentake a memorable tour with iFLY Va Beach Indoor Skydiving, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Virginia Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, brush up on your military savvy at Military Aviation Museum, and then relax in the rural setting at New Earth Farm.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Virginia Beach tour planner.

Getting from Corolla to Virginia Beach by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Military Aviation Museum ©
Military Aviation Museum
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center ©
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Virginia Beach Boardwalk ©
Virginia Beach Boardwalk

3
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
Bring the kids along to Colonial Williamsburg and George Wythe House. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 17th (Sat) at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Jamestowne, step aboard Jamestown Settlement, and stop by Quirks of Art.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Williamsburg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

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