9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly + Drive:  5 h
1
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Hatteras Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
3
Durham
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Asheville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bodie Island Lighthouse and Historic Corolla Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Nags Head side-trips: Corolla (Whalehead Club & Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get your game on at Outer Banks Old Time Photos, and take in the waterfront at Jennette's Pier.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nags Head planner.

New York City to Nags Head is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Nags Head are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Nags Head

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Corolla, Kill Devil Hills, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum ©
Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum

1
night
Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Haulover, then enjoy the sand and surf at Frisco Beach, and finally stop by Lee Robinson's General Store.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hatteras Island trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Nags Head to Hatteras Island in 1.5 hours. In June in Hatteras Island, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Durham.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Haulover ©
Haulover
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Lee Robinson's General Store ©
Lee Robinson's General Store

2
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): deepen your understanding at Duke University, take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, and finally stroll the grounds of Old Town Cemetery. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then stroll around Pullen Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Fletcher Park.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Durham online visit planner.

Drive from Hatteras Island to Durham in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hatteras Island in June since evenings lows in Durham dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Durham

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raleigh, Old Town Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
Duke University Chapel ©
Duke University Chapel
Old Town Cemetery ©
Old Town Cemetery

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 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, view the masterpieces at Blue Spiral 1, then savor the flavors at Biltmore, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Asheville vacation planner.

You can drive from Durham to Asheville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Durham, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

1
night
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 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens, then take a tour of Battleship North Carolina, and then wander the streets of Downtown Wilmington.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wilmington trip site.

You can fly from Asheville to Wilmington in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Wilmington when traveling from Asheville in June, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Wilmington ©
Downtown Wilmington
Airlie Gardens ©
Airlie Gardens
Battleship North Carolina ©
Battleship North Carolina

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