15 days in North Carolina & Washington DC Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina & Washington DC Itinerary

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15 days in North Carolina & Washington DC Itinerary

Manchester
Fly + bus:  15​h 15​min
Durham
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Asheville
— 4 nights
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Manchester

3
days
Durham

Durham
Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Explore Durham's surroundings by going to Raleigh (North Carolina: Museum of Natural Sciences, North Carolina Museum of History, & more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, explore and take pictures at Cameron Indoor Stadium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Durham journey maker

Manchester, UK to Durham is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Durham due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manchester in June, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Durham: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Durham

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Raleigh
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Cameron Indoor Stadium ©
Cameron Indoor Stadium

3
days
Asheville

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: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Ramsey Cascades & Roaring Fork). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Biltmore Estate, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, take a memorable drive along Blueridge Parkway, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Asheville trip itinerary planner

You can drive from Durham to Asheville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durham in June: high temperatures in Asheville hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blueridge Parkway, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Biltmore Estate ©
Biltmore Estate

7
days
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (in Vienna) and Horseshoe Casino Baltimore (in Baltimore). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at The White House, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and get advice or help at Library of Congress.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC road trip tool

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Asheville to Washington DC in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Asheville in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Washington DC. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Tomb of the Unknowns, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial

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