10 days in North Carolina & New York City Itinerary

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New York City
— 6 nights


Durham — 1 night

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
On the 24th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park, admire the natural beauty at WRAL Azalea Garden, and then admire the natural beauty at JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Town Cemetery, examine the collection at The Carolina Basketball Museum, then gain insight at Duke University, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Durham vacation builder site.

London, UK to Durham is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Durham due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Durham at 26°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hendersonville.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Hendersonville — 2 nights

Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): learn the secrets of beer at Creative Mountain Food Tours, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then learn about winemaking at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, then go deep underground at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine and Goat Farm, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Flat Rock Cider Works.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hendersonville day trip planning tool.

Getting from Durham to Hendersonville by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hendersonville when traveling from Durham in April, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly to New York City.
Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Parks
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New York City — 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Hendersonville to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hendersonville in April, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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.