9 days in Chapel Hill & Nashville Itinerary

9 days in Chapel Hill & Nashville Itinerary

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Chapel Hill
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Nashville
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Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill is a town in Durham and Orange Counties, and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC Health Care. Kids will enjoy The Carolina Basketball Museum and Conservators Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chapel Hill: Cary (Fred G. Bond Metro Park & Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve), Sanford (Tobacco Road Golf Club & Carolina Artists' Colony) and Aloha Safari Zoo (in Cameron). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Coker Arboretum, don't miss a visit to Downtown Chapel Hill, admire the majestic nature at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Carolina Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chapel Hill trip app.

New York City to Chapel Hill is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Chapel Hill, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Chapel Hill

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's of the Seven Sorrow Catholic Church and then look for gifts at Carter Vintage Guitars. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then examine the collection at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nashville road trip website.

You can fly from Chapel Hill to Nashville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Chapel Hill to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Nashville, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

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