6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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6 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Nags Head
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Madison

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night
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Nags Head is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nags Head road trip planning tool .

Madison to Nags Head is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Madison in October, things will get a bit warmer in Nags Head: highs are around 72°F and lows about 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Nags Head

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Nature

Side Trips

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Wright Brothers National Memorial
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Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Wright Brothers National Memorial ©

1
night
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, have fun and explore at Marbles Kids Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pullen Park, and finally make a trip to Videri Chocolate Factory.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Raleigh trip builder .

Traveling by car from Nags Head to Raleigh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nags Head in October since evenings lows in Raleigh dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Raleigh

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Parks
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Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park
Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Biltmore Estate, then view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum and then take a memorable drive along Blueridge Parkway.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Asheville online itinerary planner .

Drive from Raleigh to Asheville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Raleigh in October, expect little chillier with lows of 47°F in Asheville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Asheville

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Tours

Side Trip

Blueridge Parkway
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Biltmore Estate ©
Biltmore Estate
Food Tours
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

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night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 12th (Fri), examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, get lost in a book at Billy Graham Libary, and then find something for the whole family at Carowinds.

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Traveling by car from Asheville to Charlotte takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Charlotte are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

#Theme Parks, #Museums
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Carowinds ©
Carowinds
Billy Graham Libary ©
Billy Graham Libary
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame

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