9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hatteras Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Wilmington
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Raleigh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Mount Airy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Redeemer By the Sea Catholic Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kill Devil Hills online route maker .

Newark to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In February, Kill Devil Hills is a bit warmer than Newark - with highs of 51°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Jockey's Ridge State Park, Holy Redeemer By the Sea Catholic Church
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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park

2
nights
Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
On the 18th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Frisco Beach, and then stroll through Haulover.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hatteras Island online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Kill Devil Hills to Hatteras Island in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kill Devil Hills in February: highs in Hatteras Island hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Haulover ©
Haulover

1
day
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina and then stroll through Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilmington online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Hatteras Island to Wilmington by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In February in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

2
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, then examine the collection at The Carolina Basketball Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Marbles Kids Museum, then examine the collection at North Carolina Museum of History, then get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pullen Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Raleigh online travel route planner .

Getting from Wilmington to Raleigh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Wilmington in February, you will find days in Raleigh are little chillier (55°F), and nights are about the same (35°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mount Airy.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Durham, The Carolina Basketball Museum
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Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

1
night
Mount Airy

Mount Airy ©
Mount Airy is a city in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Andy Griffith Museum, make a trip to The Gertrude Smith House, and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Parkway.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mount Airy vacation website .

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Mount Airy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Mount Airy are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Mount Airy

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The Andy Griffith Museum ©
The Andy Griffith Museum
The Gertrude Smith House ©
The Gertrude Smith House

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night
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, then see the interesting displays at Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center, then take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mount Airy to Asheville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Nature Parks
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New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

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