North Carolina Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Wilmington
  • Arrive in Wilmington and check into your accommodation in the downtown area.
  • Spend the afternoon exploring the historic downtown, including the Riverwalk, boutique shops, restaurants, and galleries.
  • Visit the Cape Fear Museum to learn about the history and culture of the region.
Day 2: Battleship North Carolina and Carolina Beach
  • Tour the Battleship North Carolina, a World War II battleship now docked in Wilmington.
  • Head to Carolina Beach, one of the area’s most popular beaches, for swimming, sunbathing, and water activities.
  • Catch the sunset on the boardwalk and enjoy a seafood dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3: Wilmington Beaches, Airlie Gardens, and Travel to Great Smoky Mountains
  • Spend the morning exploring other Wilmington beaches like Wrightsville Beach or Kure Beach.
  • Visit Airlie Gardens, a 67-acre garden and wildlife sanctuary.
  • Depart for Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the afternoon.
Day 4: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Spend the day exploring the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Enjoy hiking, wildlife viewing, and scenic drives.
  • Visit popular spots like Clingmans Dome or Cades Cove.
  • Stay overnight either in the park or nearby to maximize your time exploring.
Day 5: Travel to Charleston
  • Depart from Great Smoky Mountains National Park and travel to Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Arrive in Charleston and check into your accommodation.
  • Spend the evening exploring the historic downtown area, including the Charleston City Market and Waterfront Park.
Day 6: Charleston and Congaree National Park
  • Take a carriage tour or walking tour to explore the historic district of Charleston, including Rainbow Row and Battery Park.
  • Depart for Congaree National Park in the afternoon.
  • Spend the rest of the day exploring the old-growth forest, hiking trails, and boardwalks of Congaree National Park.
Day 7: Departure from Charleston
  • Spend your last morning in Charleston visiting any sites or attractions you may have missed.
  • Depart from Charleston International Airport for your return journey home.