15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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15 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Raleigh
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Linville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Cherokee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Asheville
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: London

5
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sylvan Heights Bird Park (in Scotland Neck), Carolina Tiger Rescue (in Pittsboro) and Durham (Sarah P. Duke Gardens & Duke Lemur Center). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation, have fun and explore at Marbles Kids Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, and get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina: Museum of Natural Sciences.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Raleigh driving holiday site .

London, UK to Raleigh is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Raleigh is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in June, things will get a bit warmer in Raleigh: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Linville.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Durham, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Carolina Tiger Rescue, Airborne and Special Operations Museum
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Sylvan Heights Bird Park ©
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Carolina Tiger Rescue ©
Carolina Tiger Rescue
Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

2
nights
Linville

Linville ©
Linville is a community centered just south of the US 221 and NC 105 intersection in Avery County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain and then cruise along Grandfather Mountain Overlook.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Linville trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Raleigh to Linville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Raleigh in June, with highs in Linville at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Linville

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain

2
nights
Cherokee

Cherokee ©
The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City), Dry Falls (in Highlands) and Whiteside Mountain (in Jackson County). There's still lots to do: try to win big at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort, look for gifts at Bearmeats Indian Den, and examine the collection at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cherokee attractions planning website .

You can drive from Linville to Cherokee in 3 hours. Traveling from Linville in June, expect nights in Cherokee to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Bryson City, Dry Falls, Dillsboro Chocolate Factory, Whiteside Mountain
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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Whiteside Mountain ©
Whiteside Mountain
Bearmeats Indian Den ©
Bearmeats Indian Den

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Blueridge Parkway, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, look for gifts at Battery Park Book Exchange, and steep yourself in history at Biltmore Estate.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Asheville trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Biltmore Gardens ©
Biltmore Gardens

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