9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Hendersonville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Wilmington
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beer Tastings & Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours and Biltmore. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, trot along with Biltmore, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Thomas Wolfe Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Grovewood Village, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Urban Trail, shop like a local with New Morning Gallery, then sample the tasty concoctions at Highland Brewing Company, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Kansas City to Asheville is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hendersonville.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village
Biltmore ©
Biltmore

2
nights
Hendersonville

Hendersonville ©
Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Jones Gap State Park and then do a tasting at Overmountain Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through DuPont State Recreational Forest, then take in the dramatic natural features at Looking Glass Rock, then sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Jump Off Rock.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hendersonville day trip app .

Drive from Asheville to Hendersonville in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Hendersonville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Jones Gap State Park, Overmountain Vineyards, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Looking Glass Rock
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Jones Gap State Park ©
Jones Gap State Park
Jump Off Rock ©
Jump Off Rock
Overmountain Vineyards ©
Overmountain Vineyards

3
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Popular historic sites such as Moore's Creek National Battlefield and Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson State Historic Site are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex and Bald Head Island Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Wilmington: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Swansboro), Southport (Fort Johnston - Southport Museum & Visitors Center & North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport) and Spas & Wellness (in Surf City). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Historic District, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Camp, admire the masterpieces at Cameron Art Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Battleship North Carolina.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wilmington vacation maker tool .

Fly from Hendersonville to Wilmington in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Hendersonville in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Wilmington: highs are around 81°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Southport, Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson State Historic Site, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Bald Head Island Beach
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