27 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Bus to Montreal, Fly to Kill Devil Hills
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Kill Devil Hills
— 4 nights
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Hatteras Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Raleigh
— 6 nights
Drive
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Wilmington
— 6 nights
Fly
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Asheville
— 7 nights
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Kill Devil Hills — 4 nights

Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wright Brothers National Memorial and Bodie Island Lighthouse. Relax by the water at Carova Beach and Currituck Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kill Devil Hills: Corolla (Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum & Back Country Safari Tours) and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge (in Rodanthe). The adventure continues: stroll through Coquina Beach, admire the majestic nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park, do a tasting at Vineyards On The Scuppernong, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nags Head Woods Preserve.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kill Devil Hills trip planning tool.

Mont Tremblant, Canada to Kill Devil Hills is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Mont Tremblant, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Kill Devil Hills, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hatteras Island.
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Hatteras Island — 3 nights

You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Frisco Beach and Shelley Island. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hatteras Island trip site.

Getting from Kill Devil Hills to Hatteras Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Hatteras Island sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Raleigh.
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Raleigh — 6 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Get some cultural insight at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Duke University Chapel. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Salem God's Acre Cemetery and Old Salem Museums & Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Raleigh: The Carolina Basketball Museum (in Chapel Hill), Korner's Folly (in Kernersville) and Durham (Room Escape Games, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, &more). There's much more to do: get curious at Marbles Kids Museum, explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Airborne and Special Operations Museum, and stroll around Pullen Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Raleigh online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hatteras Island to Raleigh by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of car and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Raleigh can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Wilmington.
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Wilmington — 6 nights

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Battleship North Carolina and Cape Fear Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Airlie Gardens and Fort Fisher State Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Southport (Trinity United Methodist Church & Artshak Studio and Gallery), Oak Island (Oak Island Beach & The Point) and Holden Beach (in Holden Beach). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, look for gifts at Cape Fear Spice Merchants, make a trip to Riverwalk, and contemplate the long history of North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Wilmington trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Wilmington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Wilmington sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Asheville.
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Asheville — 7 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Folk Art Center (Southern Highland Craft Guild) and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City), Zipline (in Lake Lure) and Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours (in Rosman). The adventure continues: cruise along Blue Ridge Parkway, take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum, try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Asheville trip planner.

You can fly from Wilmington to Asheville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, Asheville is slightly colder than Wilmington - with highs of 24°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.
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North Carolina travel guide

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The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.
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