10 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle & Asheville Itinerary

10 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle & Asheville Itinerary

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Fly to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Drive to Raleigh
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Raleigh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Robbinsville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asheville
— 4 nights
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Raleigh

— 3 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Raleigh: Drake's Landing (in Fuquay-Varina), Durham (Duke University Chapel, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, &more) and Hawk Manor Falconry (in Lillington). And it doesn't end there: trek along Neuse River Trail, head outdoors with Knight's Play, identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park, and learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Raleigh road trip planner.

Cedar Rapids to Raleigh is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cedar Rapids in July: high temperatures in Raleigh hover around 90°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Robbinsville.

Things to do in Raleigh

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Robbinsville

— 2 nights
Robbinsville is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): head outdoors with Carolina Outfitters, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore the activities along Santeetlah Lake. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with The Sinks, admire the sheer force of Spruce Flats Falls, and then hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Robbinsville journey planner.

Drive from Raleigh to Robbinsville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Raleigh in July, expect Robbinsville to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Robbinsville

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Asheville

— 4 nights

Land of the Sky

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: Gatlinburg (Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, Sugarlands Distilling Company, &more) and Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, look for gifts at Mtn Merch, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and head outdoors with Brookside Guides.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Asheville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Robbinsville to Asheville takes 2 hours. In July in Asheville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Scenic Drive

Side Trips