10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
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Winston Salem
— 1 night
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Raleigh
— 2 nights
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Wilmington
— 2 nights

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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Take a break from the city and head to The North Carolina Arboretum and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Biltmore Winery at Antler Hill Village and Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards. The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed, get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip itinerary maker site.

Seattle to Asheville is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Asheville due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Asheville, with highs around 54°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. On the 29th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate the long history of Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and then steep yourself in history at Flat Top Manor.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Blowing Rock trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Blowing Rock takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Asheville, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Blowing Rock, ranging from highs of 48°F to lows of 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Winston Salem.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours
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Zipline
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Equestrian Trail
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
4.7
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Historic Site
Flat Top Manor
4.4

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Winston Salem

Winston Salem ©
Winston-Salem is a city in and the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Old Salem Museums & Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at Salem God's Acre Cemetery, then play a few rounds at Tanglewood Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wait Chapel.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Winston Salem travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Blowing Rock to Winston Salem takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Winston Salem when traveling from Blowing Rock in December, with lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Raleigh.

Things to do in Winston Salem

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Parks

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Golf Course
Tanglewood Park
4.4

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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.
On the 31st (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Duke Lemur Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, and then get curious at Marbles Kids Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park, then admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Raleigh tour planner.

Drive from Winston Salem to Raleigh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Wilmington.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Religious Site
Duke University Chapel
4.8

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex and then contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Island Beach, and then visit Historic District.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Wilmington tour planner.

You can drive from Raleigh to Wilmington in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Raleigh in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wilmington: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wilmington

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Airlie Gardens
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Neighborhood
Historic District
4.5

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