3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Raleigh
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Raleigh

— 2 nights

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Oakwood. Keep things going the next day: trek along Neuse River Trail, then stroll around Historic Yates Mill County Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area, and finally don't miss a visit to Videri Chocolate Factory.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Raleigh trip maker.

Newport News to Raleigh is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Raleigh are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

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North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.