3 days in Cary & Waynesville Itinerary

3 days in Cary & Waynesville Itinerary

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3 days in Cary & Waynesville Itinerary

Start: Durham
Drive:  30​min
1
Cary
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Waynesville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Durham

1
day
Cary

Cary ©
Cary is the seventh-largest municipality in North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of University of North Carolina, then take in nature's colorful creations at North Carolina Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at The Carolina Basketball Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fred G. Bond Metro Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cary trip maker .

Durham to Cary is an approximately half hour car ride. In April, daytime highs in Cary are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Waynesville.

Things to do in Cary

Parks Museums

Side Trip

Chapel Hill
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Fred G. Bond Metro Park ©
Fred G. Bond Metro Park
The Carolina Basketball Museum ©
The Carolina Basketball Museum
University of North Carolina ©
University of North Carolina

1
night
Waynesville

Waynesville is a town in and the county seat of Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. On the 20th (Sat), trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, then look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet, and then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Love Lane Flower Farm, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Waynesville attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cary to Waynesville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cary in April since evenings lows in Waynesville dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waynesville

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Love Lane Flower Farm ©
Love Lane Flower Farm