5 days in Asheville & Raleigh Itinerary

5 days in Asheville & Raleigh Itinerary

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5 days in Asheville & Raleigh Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Raleigh
— 2 nights
End: Raleigh

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Clingmans Dome as well as Biltmore Estate. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Biltmore Estate and then take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then admire all the interesting features of Blueridge Parkway.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Asheville travel itinerary creator.

Raleigh to Asheville is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Raleigh in October, things will get slightly colder in Asheville: highs are around 68°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Raleigh.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Clingmans Dome, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

2
nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wet'n Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park, Triangle Boat Tours, Wynton's World Cooking School, and other attractions you added. Step out of Raleigh to go to Durham and see Sarah P. Duke Gardens, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Raleigh trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Raleigh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October in Raleigh, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Theme Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Wynton's World Cooking School, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Wet'n Wild Emerald Pointe, Triangle Boat Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wet'n Wild Emerald Pointe ©
Wet'n Wild Emerald Pointe
North Carolina Museum of Art ©
North Carolina Museum of Art
North Carolina Museum of History ©
North Carolina Museum of History

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