5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Detroit

1
night
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 30th (Mon), stroll around Pullen Park. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, then admire the masterpieces at North Carolina Museum of Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duke University Chapel.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Raleigh trip itinerary planner .

Detroit to Raleigh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Detroit in March, things will get a bit warmer in Raleigh: highs are around 61°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Charlotte.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Durham
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens ©
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 1st (Wed), examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Kings, and then find something for the whole family at Carowinds.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Charlotte road trip website .

You can drive from Raleigh to Charlotte in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings
Carowinds ©
Carowinds
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Biltmore, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Asheville trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Charlotte to Asheville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Charlotte in April, expect little chillier with lows of 45°F in Asheville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Scenic Drive Wineries

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Room Escape Games

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