11 days in Raleigh & Breckenridge Itinerary

11 days in Raleigh & Breckenridge Itinerary

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11 days in Raleigh & Breckenridge Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Drive:  3​h
1
Raleigh
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  8​h 45​min
2
Breckenridge
— 5 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

5
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Greensboro Science Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Country Park (in Greensboro), North Carolina Zoo (in Asheboro) and Durham (Sarah P. Duke Gardens & Museum of Life + Science). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Marbles Kids Museum, explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, grab your bike and head to House Creek Greenway Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Raleigh holiday planner.

Charlotte to Raleigh is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. July in Raleigh sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Greensboro, Durham, Conservators Center, FRANK Gallery, North Carolina Zoo
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Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
North Carolina Zoo ©
North Carolina Zoo

5
nights
Breckenridge

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
Bring the kids along to Climbing Tours and Epic Discovery at Breck. Change things up with these side-trips from Breckenridge: Independence Pass (in Aspen), Vicksburg (in Buena Vista) and Vail (Horseback Riding Tours & Vail Mountain Resort). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Main Street, trek along McCullough Gulch, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and cruise along Boreas Pass Road.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Breckenridge road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Raleigh to Breckenridge in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Raleigh to Breckenridge, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Raleigh in July, with highs in Breckenridge at 65°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Buena Vista, Vail, Independence Pass
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Climbing Tours
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

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