9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Asheville
— 4 nights
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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
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Greensboro
— 2 nights
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Raleigh
— Few hours

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Asheville

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Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
For shopping fun, head to New Morning Gallery or Grovewood Village. Appreciate the collections at Titanic Museum Attraction and Blue Spiral 1. Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Zipline (in Sevierville), Rocky Top Mountain Coaster (in Pigeon Forge) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Ramsey Cascades & Cades Cove). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Asheville day trip tool.

West Palm Beach to Asheville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from West Palm Beach in December: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 54°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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Must see
Cades Cove
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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. On the 31st (Thu), explore by horseback at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then stop by Mast General Store, and finally examine the collection at Turchin Center.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Blowing Rock trip planner.

Getting from Asheville to Blowing Rock by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Asheville in December: highs in Blowing Rock hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Greensboro.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

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Zipline
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Equestrian Trail
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Mast General Store
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Greensboro

Greensboro ©
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get curious at Greensboro Science Center, then go on a hair-raising tour with Carolina History & Haunts, then kick your exploration up a notch at Kersey Valley Zip Line, and finally test your team's savvy at Kersey Valley Escape. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Conservators Center, then look for gifts at Scuppernong Books, then see the interesting displays at International Civil Rights Center & Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ambleside Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Greensboro online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Blowing Rock to Greensboro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Blowing Rock in December, you will find days in Greensboro are somewhat warmer (55°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Greensboro

Museums · Tours · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

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Raleigh

Raleigh

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Raleigh sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Greensboro to Raleigh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 31°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Outdoors

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