9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Kill Devil Hills
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Wilmington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Greensboro
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
5
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Salt Lake City

1
night
Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil Hills ©
Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kill Devil Hills trip maker .

Salt Lake City to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in January: high temperatures in Kill Devil Hills hover around 50°F and lows are around 38°F. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Kill Devil Hills

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Monument to a Century of Flight
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Wright Brothers National Memorial ©
Wright Brothers National Memorial
The Monument to a Century of Flight ©

2
nights
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 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex and then learn about all things military at Battleship NORTH CAROLINA.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Wilmington journey maker site .

You can drive from Kill Devil Hills to Wilmington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. When traveling from Kill Devil Hills in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wilmington: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough 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

1
night
Raleigh

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina: Museum of Natural Sciences, explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, and then stroll through Pullen Park.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Raleigh trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Raleigh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Wilmington, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Raleigh, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Greensboro.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

few
hours
Greensboro

Greensboro ©
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): engage your brain at Greensboro Science Center and then explore the world behind art at Weatherspoon Art Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Greensboro driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Greensboro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in January, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Greensboro

Museums Childrens Museums
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Greensboro Science Center ©
Greensboro Science Center
Weatherspoon Art Museum ©
Weatherspoon Art Museum

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, then take a memorable drive along Blueridge Parkway, and then contemplate the long history of Biltmore Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Chimney Rock State Park, then do a tasting at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, and then explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Asheville online holiday planner .

You can drive from Greensboro to Asheville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in January, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get curious at Discovery Place Science. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then see the interesting displays at Billy Graham Library.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Charlotte trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Asheville to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. In January, daytime highs in Charlotte are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
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NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Discovery Place Science ©
Discovery Place Science
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library

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