15 days in Wilkesboro, Grants & McMinnville Itinerary

15 days in Wilkesboro, Grants & McMinnville Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Drive to Wilkesboro
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Wilkesboro
— 5 nights
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Drive to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Fly to Albuquerque International Sunport, Drive to Grants
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Grants
— 5 nights
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Drive to Albuquerque International Sunport, Fly to Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (Lovell Field), Drive to McMinnville
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McMinnville
— 3 nights
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Drive to Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (Lovell Field), Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Wilkesboro — 5 nights

Wilkesboro is a town in and the county seat of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Warrior Creek Mountain Bike Trails and Wilkes Heritage Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilkesboro: Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery (in State Road), Mount Airy (Riverside Park, Bear Creek Gifts And Bear Creek Fudge Factory, &more) and Elkin (Slightly Askew Winery & Elkin Municipal Park). The adventure continues: admire the engineering at W. Kerr Scott Reservoir, tee off at Primland Resort Golf Course, take in the awesome beauty at Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve, and take in nature's colorful creations at Merle Watson Garden of the Senses.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wilkesboro trip itinerary maker site.

New York City to Wilkesboro is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 63°F in Wilkesboro. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grants.
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Grants — 5 nights

Grants is a city in Cibola County, New Mexico, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Ice Cave & Bandera Volcano and Mount Taylor. Get out of town with these interesting Grants side-trips: Sky City Casino (in San Fidel), Pueblo of Acoma (Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum & Acoma Pueblo Sky City) and Zuni (A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center & Old Zuni Mission (Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria) (Our Lady of the Light)). There's lots more to do: trek along El Calderon Trail, explore the ancient world of Pueblo Bonito, stop by Chaco Canyon Trading Co, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grants tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wilkesboro to Grants. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Grants when traveling from Wilkesboro in August, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to McMinnville.
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McMinnville — 3 nights

McMinnville is the largest city in and the county seat of Warren County, Tennessee, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Cumberland Caverns and Grundy Forest Natural Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Cane Creek Falls (in Fall Creek Falls State Park), Piney Creek Falls (in Spencer) and Monteagle Falls (in Monteagle). There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at Isha USA, take in the dramatic scenery at Virgin Falls State Natural Area, trek along Fiery Gizzard Trail, and steep yourself in history at Sparta Rock House.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our McMinnville trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grants to McMinnville. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grants to McMinnville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grants in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 64°F in McMinnville. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.
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