9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Drive
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Cherokee
— 1 day
Drive
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Asheville
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kill Devil Hills
— 2 nights
Drive
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Raleigh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly

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Cherokee

Trails of Legends and Adventures

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.
Plan my trip to Cherokee with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Atlanta to Cherokee is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in April; daily highs in Cherokee reach 69°F and lows reach 42°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

3
nights
Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Kill Devil Hills.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

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Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, then visit a coastal fixture at Bodie Island Lighthouse, then take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier, and finally explore the striking landscape at Jockey's Ridge State Park. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Back Country Safari Tours and then see the interesting displays at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kill Devil Hills trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Kill Devil Hills takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Asheville in April since evenings lows in Kill Devil Hills dip to 51°F. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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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 29th (Thu): gain insight at Duke University and then get curious at Museum of Life + Science. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park, get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then have fun and explore at Marbles Kids Museum, then stroll around Pullen Park, and finally explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Raleigh trip maker tool.

You can drive from Kill Devil Hills to Raleigh in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Kill Devil Hills in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Raleigh: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

1
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Wilmington

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 1st (Sat), take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, then steep yourself in history at Airlie Gardens, then wander the streets of Historic District, and finally make a trip to Riverwalk.

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You can drive from Raleigh to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in April, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Neighborhoods · 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.