8 days in North Carolina, Cairo & California Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina, Cairo & California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Drive to Scott AFB/Midamerica Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport
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Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore Asheville's surroundings by going to Elijah Mountain Gem Mine (in Hendersonville), Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard) and Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours (in Rosman). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy, learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed, and sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville online trip itinerary maker.

Cairo, Egypt to Asheville is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cairo to Asheville. Traveling from Cairo in April, things will get a bit cooler in Asheville: highs are around 24°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips


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Cairo is the southernmost city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and is the county seat of Alexander County.Cairo is located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Magnolia Manor, then admire the landmark architecture of U.S. Custom House, and then stroll around Fort Defiance Park.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairo trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Cairo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites · Parks

San Francisco

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City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cairo to San Francisco. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

North Carolina travel guide

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.

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.