13 days in Miami, Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

13 days in Miami, Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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Miami
— 4 nights
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Raleigh
— 3 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights

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Miami

Miami ©

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spiegel Grove and Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Take a break from the city and head to Conch Republic Divers and Anne Kolb Nature Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier), Wakodahatchee Wetlands (in Delray Beach) and Fort Lauderdale (Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church & Intracoastal Waterway). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Deering Estate, walk around Bayfront Park, admire the verdant scenery at Shark Valley Visitor Center, and trek along Loop Road.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Miami tour itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Miami. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Must see
Spiegel Grove
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Umstead State Park and North Carolina Museum of Art. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and CAM Raleigh. Venture out of the city with trips to Durham (Sarah P. Duke Gardens & Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial). The adventure continues: walk around Historic Yates Mill County Park, engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, see the interesting displays at North Carolina Museum of History, and take in nature's colorful creations at JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Raleigh online day trip planner.

Fly from Miami to Raleigh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Miami in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Raleigh: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Newfound Gap Road. Step off the beaten path and head to Laurel Falls and Grotto Falls Parking. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and trek along Rainbow Falls Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Raleigh to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Roaring Fork
4.8

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