8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Fly to Atlanta, Drive to Cherokee
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Cherokee
— 1 day
Drive
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Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive
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Durham
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly

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Cherokee

Trails of Legends and Adventures

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian and then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Cherokee holiday planner.

Omaha to Cherokee is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, taxi, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Omaha in February: high temperatures in Cherokee hover around 53°F and lows are around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Fun & Games · Museums · Casinos
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

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nights
Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed. Here are some ideas for day two: go deep underground at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, go deep underground at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then view the masterpieces at Woolworth Walk, and finally shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Asheville using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. February in Asheville sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

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Charlotte

The Queen City

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame and then engage your brain at Discovery Place Science.

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You can drive from Asheville to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In February in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:

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nights
Durham

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Get out of town with these interesting Durham side-trips: Greensboro (International Civil Rights Center & Museum & Greensboro Science Center), Conservators Center (in Burlington) and Raleigh (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences & North Carolina Museum of History). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, deepen your understanding at Duke University, and admire the natural beauty at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

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You can drive from Charlotte to Durham in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. February in Durham sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Durham

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:

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night
Wilmington

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
On the 11th (Thu), do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery, step aboard Battleship North Carolina, and then take a stroll through Historic District.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Wilmington online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Durham to Wilmington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Durham in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Wilmington, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Neighborhoods · Wineries
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
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.