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:  4​h 45​min
1
Corolla
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Wilmington
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Cherokee
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Newark

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Corolla

Corolla ©
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 18th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Currituck Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Corolla trip maker website .

Newark to Corolla is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark in October, expect nights in Corolla to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Corolla

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©

3
nights
Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Get a sense of the local culture at Moore's Creek National Battlefield and Historic District. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Oak Island Beach and Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilmington: Duplin Winery (in Rose Hill), Holden Beach (in Holden Beach) and Surf City (Topsail Island Trading Company & Spas). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Bizarre, learn about all things military at Battleship North Carolina, and have some family-friendly fun at Battle House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Wilmington trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Corolla to Wilmington in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Surf City, Holden Beach, Moore's Creek National Battlefield, Oak Island Beach, Duplin Winery
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Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex ©
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery
Moore's Creek National Battlefield ©

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Do some cultural sightseeing at New Morning Gallery and River Arts District. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Barber Orchard Fruitstand and Woolworth Walk. Change things up with a short trip to Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum in Maggie Valley (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Grovewood Village, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks, and cruise along Blue Ridge Parkway.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Wilmington to Asheville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wilmington in October, things will get little chillier in Asheville: highs are around 70°F and lows about 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Shopping Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Barber Orchard Fruitstand, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

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night
Cherokee

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Bearmeats Indian Den, and then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cherokee holiday planning website .

Drive from Asheville to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Cherokee sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Bearmeats Indian Den ©
Bearmeats Indian Den

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