31 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle, Asheville & The Foothills & Greenville Itinerary

31 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle, Asheville & The Foothills & Greenville Itinerary

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Raleigh
— 5 nights
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Morganton
— 4 nights
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Asheville
— 6 nights
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Sapphire
— 4 nights
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Robbinsville
— 5 nights
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Greenville
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Raleigh

— 5 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Change things up with these side-trips from Raleigh: Old Town Cemetery (in Hillsborough), Durham (Duke University, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, &more) and The Carolina Basketball Museum (in Chapel Hill). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, stroll around Pullen Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Umstead State Park.

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New York City to Raleigh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in March, expect nights in Raleigh to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Morganton.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Morganton

— 4 nights
Morganton is a city in Burke County, North Carolina, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Morganton: Marion (Greenway Bike Trail & Sweet Betsy Farm), Lenoir (T.H. Broyhill Walking Park & Lenoir Greenway) and Broad River Greenway (in Boiling Springs). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Catawba River Greenway, immerse yourself in nature at South Mountains State Park, don't miss a visit to the Wicked Needle, and trek along Kings Mountain Gateway Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Morganton itinerary planner.

You can drive from Raleigh to Morganton in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Morganton

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Asheville

— 6 nights

Land of the Sky

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), Hendersonville (Bearwallow Mountain, Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, &more) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, get your bearings at The Folk Art Center (Southern Highland Craft Guild), and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip maker app.

You can drive from Morganton to Asheville in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Asheville are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Sapphire.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Sapphire

— 4 nights
Sapphire is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sapphire: Sassafras Mountain (in Rosman), Caesars Head State Park (in Cleveland) and Table Rock State Park (in Pickens). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Whitewater Falls, hike along Horsepasture River and Nature Trails, immerse yourself in nature at Gorges State Park, and admire the natural beauty at Southern Highlands Reserve.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sapphire trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Sapphire takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Asheville in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sapphire: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Robbinsville.

Things to do in Sapphire

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Robbinsville

— 5 nights
Robbinsville is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Robbinsville side-trips: Outdoor 76 (in Franklin), Highlands (Dry Falls & Bridal Veil Falls) and Cherokee (Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Tallulah Gorge State Park, stroll through Kephart Prong Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Santeetlah Lake.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Robbinsville tour builder website.

You can drive from Sapphire to Robbinsville in 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sapphire in March; daily highs in Robbinsville reach 59°F and lows reach 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Robbinsville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Greenville

— 6 nights

Textile Center of the World

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Change things up with these side-trips from Greenville: Twin Lakes Park (in Seneca), Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park (in Highlands) and A Jones Company (in Cashiers). There's much more to do: stroll around Falls Park on the Reedy, snap pictures at Liberty Bridge, sample the fine beverages at Dark Corner Distillery, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Greenville trip planner.

Getting from Robbinsville to Greenville by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Robbinsville in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Greenville, with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips