15 days in North Carolina, Lock Haven & New York City Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina, Lock Haven & New York City Itinerary

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15 days in North Carolina, Lock Haven & New York City Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Elkin
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Lock Haven
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards and New Morning Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore World Methodist Museum and Colin's Creatures. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Bold Rock Hard Cider (in Mills River), Tryon (Mountain Brook Vineyards & Overmountain Vineyards) and The Bennett Classics Antique Car Museum (in Forest City). It doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings and contemplate the long history of Grovewood Village.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Asheville trip planner .

Salt Lake City to Asheville is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Asheville, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Salt Lake City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Elkin.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Tryon, Mills River, World Methodist Museum, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, The Bennett Classics Antique Car Museum
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New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
World Methodist Museum ©
World Methodist Museum

3
nights
Elkin

Elkin ©
Elkin is a town in Surry and Wilkes counties in the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at Menarick Vineyard & Winery and Jones von Drehle Vineyards. Get out of town with these interesting Elkin side-trips: East Bend (Cellar 4201 Vineyard & Divine Llama Vineyards). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Stony Knoll Vineyards.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Elkin travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Asheville to Elkin takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Elkin are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lock Haven.

Things to do in Elkin

Wineries

Side Trips

Thurmond, Hamptonville, East Bend, Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery, Stony Knoll Vineyards
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Menarick Vineyard & Winery ©
Menarick Vineyard & Winery
Stony Knoll Vineyards ©
Stony Knoll Vineyards
Slightly Askew Winery ©
Slightly Askew Winery

1
night
Lock Haven

Lock Haven ©
The city of Lock Haven is the county seat of Clinton County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): hit the slopes at Ski Sawmill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): examine the collection at Piper Aviation Museum, then learn about winemaking at Shade Mountain Winery & Vineyard, and then do a tasting at Seven Mountains Wine Cellars.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lock Haven trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Elkin to Lock Haven takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Elkin in April, with highs in Lock Haven at 62°F and lows at 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Lock Haven

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Seven Mountains Wine Cellars, Shade Mountain Winery & Vineyard, Ski Sawmill
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Ski Sawmill ©
Ski Sawmill
Seven Mountains Wine Cellars ©
Seven Mountains Wine Cellars
Shade Mountain Winery & Vineyard ©
Shade Mountain Winery & Vineyard

6
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. There's much more to do: make a trip to Central Park, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip planning site .

Getting from Lock Haven to New York City by car takes about 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Lock Haven in April, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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