4 days in North Carolina & North Carolina Coast Itinerary

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Asheville
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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Oak Island
— 1 night
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Asheville — 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Parkway. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, then relax in the rural setting at Grandad's Apples, then experience rural life at Justus Orchard, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Asheville trip itinerary builder.

Charleston to Asheville is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Charleston in September, things will get little chillier in Asheville: highs are around 79°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Wilmington.
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Wilmington — 1 night

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take a memorable tour with Shamrock Sailing Adventures, and then take in nature's colorful creations at New Hanover County Arboretum.

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Fly from Asheville to Wilmington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in September, Wilmington is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oak Island.
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Oak Island — 1 night

Oak Island is a seaside town located mostly on the barrier island of Oak Island (which also contains the town of Caswell Beach), in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): kick back and relax at Oak Island Beach, look for gifts at Haag and Sons Seafood, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oak Island road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Wilmington to Oak Island takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Oak Island are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) 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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North Carolina Coast travel guide

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Plan a trip to North Carolina Coast to explore a lengthy stretch of barrier island beaches. While there, you'll have a chance to discover some 480 km (300 mi) of beaches, each offering a different vibe and a range of activities. As you holiday in North Carolina Coast, you'll also find many coastal towns, adding urban things to do to your itinerary. Things to do in North Carolina Coast range from wreck diving and working on that perfect tan, to dining at fine restaurants and exploring historical sites.
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