8 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle, Asheville & Johnson City Itinerary

8 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle, Asheville & Johnson City Itinerary

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Raleigh
— 2 nights
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Johnson City
— 2 nights
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Wake Forest
— 1 night

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 25th (Wed), stroll through Neuse River Trail, then don't miss a visit to Historic Yates Mill County Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Raven Rock State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Oakwood.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Raleigh trip itinerary builder app.

Miami to Raleigh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Miami in December, with highs in Raleigh at 57°F and lows at 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Raven Rock State Park
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Neuse River Trail ©
Neuse River Trail
Historic Yates Mill County Park ©
Historic Yates Mill County Park
Raven Rock State Park ©
Raven Rock State Park

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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Caesars Head State Park, then stroll the grounds of Riverside Cemetery, and then take a stroll through Asheville Drum Circle. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Thomas Wolfe Memorial and then shop like a local with Grovewood Village.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Asheville trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Raleigh to Asheville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Johnson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Caesars Head State Park
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Thomas Wolfe Memorial ©
Thomas Wolfe Memorial
Caesars Head State Park
Caesars Head State Park
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village

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Johnson City

Johnson City ©
Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. On the 28th (Sat), stop by Olive Oil Divine. Keep things going the next day: trek along Rough Ridge Lookout, then find something for the whole family at Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park, then hike along Tweetsie Trail, and finally get your game on at Play It Again Retro Arcade.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Johnson City trip planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Johnson City in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Wake Forest.

Things to do in Johnson City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bluff City, Rough Ridge Lookout
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Tweetsie Trail ©
Tweetsie Trail
Worley's Cave ©
Worley's Cave
Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park ©
Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park

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Wake Forest

Wake Forest ©
Wake Forest is a town in Franklin and Wake counties in the U.S. To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Wake Forest trip maker website.

You can drive from Johnson City to Wake Forest in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Wake Forest can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wake Forest

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Hill Ridge Farms
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Forest Ridge Park ©
Forest Ridge Park
Hill Ridge Farms ©
Hill Ridge Farms

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