5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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Raleigh
— 1 night
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Banner Elk
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 2 nights

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then get curious at Marbles Kids Museum, and then stroll around Pullen Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, and then test your problem-solving skills at Cipher Escape.

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Miami to Raleigh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Miami in December, with highs in Raleigh at 57°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Banner Elk.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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Science Museum
Marbles Kids Museum
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Banner Elk

Banner Elk ©
Banner Elk is a town in Avery County, North Carolina, United States. On the 28th (Mon), take a memorable tour with Off the Grid Mountain Adventures, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, and then take a memorable tour with Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Banner Elk trip planner.

Drive from Raleigh to Banner Elk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Raleigh in December: high temperatures in Banner Elk hover around 48°F and lows are around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Banner Elk

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Folk Art Center, then sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then savor the flavors at BREW-ed.

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Drive from Banner Elk to Asheville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Banner Elk, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

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BREW-ed
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Food Tour
Food Tours
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