8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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8 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
1
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Valle Crucis
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Greensboro
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Nags Head
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Detroit

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Escape the urban bustle at Blue Ridge Pkwy and DuPont State Recreational Forest. Head to New Morning Gallery and St.Claire Artfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Biltmore, take a stroll through River Arts District, view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks, and shop like a local with Biltmore Village.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip tool .

Detroit to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Detroit in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Asheville: highs are around 54°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Valle Crucis.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

DuPont State Recreational Forest, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

1
night
Valle Crucis

Valle Crucis ©
Valle Crucis in an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vx3 Trail Rides, look for all kinds of wild species at Grandfather Mountain, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally look for gifts at Mast General Store.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Valle Crucis attractions planner.

Getting from Asheville to Valle Crucis by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Asheville in December, expect nights in Valle Crucis to be about the same, around 31°F, while days are little chillier, around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Greensboro.

Things to do in Valle Crucis

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grandfather Mountain, Fishing Charters & Tours, Vx3 Trail Rides
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Vx3 Trail Rides ©
Vx3 Trail Rides
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Greensboro

Greensboro ©
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Richard Childress Racing, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Seagrove Creations Pottery Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Conservators Center, browse for treasures at The Curious Peddler, then take in the exciting artwork at Piedmon Craftsmen, and finally view the masterpieces at Ambleside Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Greensboro trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Valle Crucis to Greensboro in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Valle Crucis in December, you will find days in Greensboro are a bit warmer (55°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Nags Head.

Things to do in Greensboro

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Conservators Center, Richard Childress Racing, Seagrove Creations Pottery Gallery, The Curious Peddler, Piedmon Craftsmen
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Conservators Center ©
Conservators Center
Richard Childress Racing ©
Richard Childress Racing
Ambleside Gallery ©
Ambleside Gallery

1
night
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, then get a taste of the local shopping with OBX Art Studio, and then look for gifts at The Bird Store - The Outer Banks Wildlife Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nags Head trip app .

You can drive from Greensboro to Nags Head in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Greensboro in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nags Head, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nags Head

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Kill Devil Hills, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
OBX Art Studio ©
OBX Art Studio

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