7 days in North Carolina Itinerary
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Sun, Mar 12 - Sat, Mar 18
Charlotte — 1 day
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 12th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Carowinds, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Muddy River Distillery, then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.
For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Charlotte trip itinerary planning site.
The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Charlotte. March in Charlotte sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Asheville.
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Asheville — 3 nights
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Zipline (in Lake Lure), Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Goat Farm (in Hendersonville) and Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard). There's lots more to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.
To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Asheville tour planning website.
Drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Charlotte in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Asheville, with highs around 58°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Raleigh.
Zipline, Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Goat Farm, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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Raleigh — 2 nights
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stroll around Pullen Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Marbles Kids Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, then admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel.
For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Raleigh driving holiday planner.
Traveling by car from Asheville to Raleigh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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 18th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery, brush up on your military savvy at Battleship North Carolina, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.
Start your trip to Wilmington by creating a personalized itinerary on Klarna Trips.
Traveling by car from Raleigh to Wilmington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can 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.