3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Durham
— 1 day
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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 1 night
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Durham

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel, then deepen your understanding at Duke University, and then explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Durham. December in Durham sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. On the 5th (Sat), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore by horseback at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and then contemplate the long history of Flat Top Manor.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Blowing Rock journey planner.

Drive from Durham to Blowing Rock in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Durham in December; daily highs in Blowing Rock reach 48°F and lows reach 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure

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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 6th (Sun): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Drive from Blowing Rock to Asheville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Blowing Rock in December, expect nights in Asheville to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Tours · Nature · Spas

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.