7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Drive to Raleigh
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Raleigh
Drive
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Corolla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
Fly
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Asheville
— 2 nights
Fly

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Raleigh

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll through Fletcher Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve.

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Del Rio to Raleigh is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Del Rio to Raleigh due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Del Rio in August: high temperatures in Raleigh hover around 88°F and lows are around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Corolla.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Wildlife

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Corolla

— 2 nights
A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
On the 16th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Currituck Beach, then stroll through Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education, and then get outside with Back Country Safari Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum, kick back and relax at Carova Beach, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

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Traveling by car from Raleigh to Corolla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, daily temperatures in Corolla can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Wilmington

— 2 nights
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Carolina Beach State Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Fisher State Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, and then take a stroll through Downtown Wilmington.

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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 and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Asheville.

Things to do in Wilmington

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

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Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 20th (Fri), learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed, take in the exciting artwork at Grovewood Village, and then stop by Asheville Drum Circle. Keep things going the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then do a tasting at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, and then do a tasting at Burntshirt Vineyards.

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You can fly from Wilmington to Asheville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wilmington in August, things will get a bit cooler in Asheville: highs are around 82°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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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.