25 days in Jacksonville, Durham & Whittier Itinerary

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Jacksonville
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Durham
— 7 nights
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Whittier
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Jacksonville — 8 nights

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Get in touch with nature at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary and St. Augustine Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Jacksonville side-trips: St. Augustine (High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts, St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., &more) and Fort Clinch State Park (in Fernandina Beach). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, immerse yourself in nature at Big Talbot Island State Park, cast your line with a fishing tour, and soothe aching muscles at Ilovekickboxing.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Jacksonville road trip site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Jacksonville. October in Jacksonville sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Durham.
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Durham — 7 nights

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history.
Get in touch with nature at Duke Lemur Center and Al Buehler Hiking Trails. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duke University Chapel, stroll around West Point on the Eno, and admire the majestic nature at Eno River State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Durham online trip maker.

Fly from Jacksonville to Durham in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jacksonville in October, with highs in Durham at 74°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Whittier.
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Whittier — 9 nights

Whittier is an unincorporated community in Jackson and Swain counties in the western part of the U.S. state of North Carolina. Escape the urban bustle at Cades Cove and Newfound Gap Road. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Greenbrier Picnic Area, Ramsey Cascades, &more), Dry Falls (in Highlands) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, trek along Kephart Prong Trail, tee off at Smoky Mountain Country Club Golf Course, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Andrews Bald Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Whittier trip planner.

Getting from Durham to Whittier by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Whittier when traveling from Durham in October, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.
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