9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Hartford
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Asheville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Wilmington
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  5​h 15​min
3
Ocracoke
— 1 day
ferry + Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Corolla
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Hartford

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Of All Souls, stroll the grounds of Riverside Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Asheville Pinball Museum, and finally wander the streets of Asheville Drum Circle. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Grovewood Village, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and then contemplate the long history of Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Asheville trip itinerary site .

Hartford to Asheville is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
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Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village

3
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and Moore's Creek National Battlefield will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Airlie Gardens and The Basilica Shrine of St. Mary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wilmington: Duplin Winery (in Rose Hill) and Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson State Historic Site (in Winnabow). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Camp, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bald Head Island Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Wilmington route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Wilmington takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in July, Wilmington is a bit warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ocracoke.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Moore's Creek National Battlefield, Bald Head Island Beach, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson State Historic Site, Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area ©
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

1
day
Ocracoke

Ocracoke ©
Ocracoke is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, located entirely within Hyde County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Ocracoke Beach Fires, then look for all kinds of wild species at Springers Point, and then contemplate the long history of British Cemetery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ocracoke trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Wilmington to Ocracoke in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Ocracoke are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Ocracoke

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Springers Point ©
Springers Point
British Cemetery ©
British Cemetery

1
night
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 24th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Historic Corolla Chapel, then stop by Miss Kitty's Old Time Photos & Gifts, and finally kick back and relax at Carova Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then steep yourself in history at Whalehead Club.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Corolla planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Ocracoke to Corolla in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. July in Corolla sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Carova Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Whalehead Club ©
Whalehead Club
Historic Corolla Chapel ©
Historic Corolla Chapel

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