10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Raleigh
— 3 nights
2
Greensboro
— 2 nights
3
Valle Crucis
— 1 night
4
Asheville
— 3 nights

3
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jugtown Pottery and North Hills. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cedar Creek Gallery & Pottery and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Raleigh: Sylvan Heights Bird Park (in Scotland Neck) and FRANK Gallery (in Chapel Hill). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Artspace, admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, and take in nature's colorful creations at JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Raleigh online visit planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Raleigh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in December, with highs in Raleigh at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Greensboro.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Cedar Creek Gallery & Pottery, Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Jugtown Pottery, FRANK Gallery
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ©
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Sylvan Heights Bird Park ©
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

2
nights
Greensboro

Greensboro ©
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Conservators Center, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gibsonville Antiques & Collectibles. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Seagrove Creations Pottery Gallery, shop like a local with Richard Childress Racing, and then examine the collection at International Civil Rights Center & Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Greensboro attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Greensboro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Greensboro are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Valle Crucis.

Things to do in Greensboro

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Richard Childress Racing, Gibsonville Antiques & Collectibles, Conservators Center, Seagrove Creations Pottery Gallery, Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
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Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Richard Childress Racing ©
Richard Childress Racing
International Civil Rights Center & Museum ©

1
night
Valle Crucis

Valle Crucis ©
Valle Crucis in an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take a pleasant ride with Vx3 Trail Rides, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, and finally stop by Mast General Store.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Valle Crucis trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Greensboro to Valle Crucis in 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Greensboro in December: high temperatures in Valle Crucis hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Valle Crucis

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Vx3 Trail Rides, Fishing Charters & Tours, Grandfather Mountain
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Vx3 Trail Rides ©
Vx3 Trail Rides
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Get some cultural insight at Biltmore and Philip DeAngelo Studio. Step out of the city life by going to The North Carolina Arboretum and Blue Ridge Pkwy. Go for a jaunt from Asheville to Cedar Mountain to see DuPont State Recreational Forest about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, wander the streets of River Arts District, and shop like a local with Woolworth Walk.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Asheville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Valle Crucis to Asheville takes 2 hours. Traveling from Valle Crucis in December, you will find days in Asheville are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trips

DuPont State Recreational Forest, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery

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