10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Potomac
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Augusta
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Blowing Rock
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Roanoke
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Potomac

1
night
Raleigh

Raleigh
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, and then identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Raleigh road trip planner .

Potomac to Raleigh is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Potomac in October, you will find days in Raleigh are somewhat warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Augusta.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife
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North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art

3
nights
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta–Richmond County is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Augusta: Aiken (Hitchcock Woods & Hopelands Gardens). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Magnolia Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Morris Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Meadow Garden, and get to know the fascinating history of Riverwalk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Augusta online itinerary planner .

Getting from Raleigh to Augusta by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Raleigh in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Augusta, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Augusta

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aiken
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Phinizy Swamp Nature Park ©
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park
Magnolia Cemetery ©
Magnolia Cemetery
Augusta Museum of History ©
Augusta Museum of History

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Biltmore, take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Asheville travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Augusta to Asheville in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Augusta in October, expect Asheville to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
Spas

2
nights
Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Blowing Rock Brewery and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, contemplate the long history of Flat Top Manor, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, and finally look for gifts at Mast General Store.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Blowing Rock trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Asheville to Blowing Rock by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Asheville in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Blowing Rock: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Roanoke.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Grandfather Mountain, Mast General Store
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Zipline
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
Flat Top Manor ©
Flat Top Manor

1
night
Roanoke

Roanoke ©
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Virginia Museum of Transportation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Episcopal Church, and then stroll through Mill Mountain Star & Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Roanoke day trip planning website .

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Roanoke in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Blowing Rock in October; daily highs in Roanoke reach 70°F and lows reach 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Roanoke

Museums Parks Shopping
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Virginia Museum of Transportation ©
Virginia Museum of Transportation
Mill Mountain Star & Park ©
Mill Mountain Star & Park
Chocolatepaper ©
Chocolatepaper

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