4 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Raleigh — 1 night

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 1st (Wed): get curious at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, get curious at Marbles Kids Museum, and then stroll around Pullen Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel.

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Lafayette to Raleigh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lafayette to Raleigh is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lafayette in March, with highs in Raleigh at 19°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Wilmington.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, brush up on your military savvy at Battleship North Carolina, and then do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery.

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Traveling by car from Raleigh to Wilmington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Wilmington sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Hendersonville.
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Hendersonville — 1 night

Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Goat Farm, then learn about winemaking at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

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Traveling by flight from Wilmington to Hendersonville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wilmington in March, things will get slightly colder in Hendersonville: highs are around 17°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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North Carolina travel guide

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.