Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Raleigh to Asheville. If you're planning a road trip to Asheville, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Raleigh and Asheville. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Raleigh and Asheville. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
10:00 am start in Raleigh
drive for about 53 minutes
10:53 am Mebane
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:53 am
drive for about 34 minutes
12:27 pm Greensboro
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:27 pm
drive for about 37 minutes
2:04 pm Winston Salem
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:04 pm
drive for about 1 hour
4:09 pm Conover
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:09 pm
drive for about 52 minutes
6:01 pm Blue Ridge Mountains
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 7:01 pm
drive for about 59 minutes
driving ≈ 5 hours
Your starting point is Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.
questions about Mebane:
What is your favorite restaurant in Mebane?
Greensboro (2 answers)
questions about Greensboro:
Fun, family friendly activies for the holidays in Greensboro, NC?
Winston Salem (3 answers)
Blue Ridge Mountains (3 mentions)
Your final destination is Asheville, North Carolina.
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Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Asheville.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Omni Grove Park Inn, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Tupelo Honey Cafe, which was mentioned 3 times.
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This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
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