8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Manama
Fly:  27​h
Asheville
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Boone
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Raleigh
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 30​min
Manama

3
days
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount Mitchell State Park and Battery Park Book Exchange. Venture out of the city with trips to Elijah Mountain Gem Mine (in Hendersonville), DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain) and Looking Glass Falls (in Pisgah Forest). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Asheville Pinball Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks, and steep yourself in history at Grovewood Village.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip itinerary builder website .

Manama, Bahrain to Asheville is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manama to Asheville is minus 8 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Manama in December; daily highs in Asheville reach 11°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Boone.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

DuPont State Recreational Forest, Mount Mitchell State Park, Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Looking Glass Falls
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Mount Mitchell State Park ©
Mount Mitchell State Park
Asheville Pinball Museum
Asheville Pinball Museum
Battery Park Book Exchange ©
Battery Park Book Exchange

1
day
Boone

Boone ©
Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): engage your brain at Mystery Hill, explore and take pictures at Doc's Rocks Gem Mine, explore and take pictures at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, then look for gifts at Mast General Store, and finally look for gifts at Mast General Store.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Boone tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Asheville to Boone in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Boone can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Boone

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Blowing Rock, Mast General Store
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Mast General Store ©
Mast General Store
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine

2
days
Raleigh

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 11th (Mon), examine the collection at North Carolina Museum of History, explore and take pictures at PNC Arena, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Yates Mill County Park. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Duke University, admire all the interesting features of University North Carolina Int, and then immerse yourself in nature at Umstead State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Raleigh trip planner.

You can drive from Boone to Raleigh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Duke University, University North Carolina Int
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Historic Yates Mill County Park
Historic Yates Mill County Park
North Carolina Museum of History ©
North Carolina Museum of History
PNC Arena ©
PNC Arena

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