How Far is Raleigh From “Insert NC Vacation Destination”

Outer Banks, North Carolina

North Carolina is a vacation destination, a desirable place to live, a great place to work and play, a destination for retirement… and the list goes on and on.

When you live in Raleigh or one of the surrounding towns, you get to take advantage of not only what the Capital city of Raleigh has to offer but also everything that North Carolina has in store.

We get a lot of questions that start with “How long does it take to get to Raleigh from…”  To help answer those questions we put together this page including a Triangle map complete with distances and commute times from Raleigh to surrounding areas.  But what about the distance between Raleigh and the other great locations in North Carolina?

What is there to do in North Carolina?


How far is Raleigh From My NC Weekend Getaway Destination

Sugar Mountain Ski ResortEndless possibilities!  Below is just a small sampling of some of North Carolina’s highlights and the distance between those locations and Raleigh:

We couldn’t possibly hit all the great locations for day trips and weekends trips around North Carolina – the list is too big!  What we can offer is a list of some of the best North Carolina getaways, in order from East to West and proximity from Raleigh’s city center to the area’s center…

Raleigh to the Outer Banks (Breath-taking beaches, Wright Brothers Memorial)

  • 189 miles
  • 3 hours, 7 minutes

Raleigh to Wilmington (UNC Wilmington, Beach, Restaurants and Bars)

  • 131 miles
  • 2 hours, 9 minutes

Raleigh to Pinehurst (Golf anyone?)

  • 70 miles
  • 1 hour, 18 minutes
Raleigh to Asheboro NC Zoo (ZOO!)North Carolina Zoo

  • 77.8 miles
  • 1 hour 38 minutes

Raleigh to Pilot Mount (Hiking)

  • 133 miles
  • 2 hours, 16 minutes
Raleigh to Blowing Rock (Blue Ridge Parkway, App State, Cool Town)

  • 200 miles
  • 3 hours, 27 minutes

Raleigh to Sugar Mountain (Skiing, Snowboarding, Tubing, Hiking, Golfing)

  • 208 miles
  • 3 hours, 42 minutes

Asheville, North CarolinaRaleigh to Asheville (Funky shops, Music, Festivals, Biltmore, Grove Park)

  • 251 miles
  • 4 hours, 5 minutes

Raleigh to Lake Lure (Cabins on the Lake, Hiking, Dirty Dancing Movie Set)

  • 244 miles
  • 4 hours, 12 minutes


Raleigh to Chimney Rock Park (Trails and Breath-taking views)

  • 247 miles
  • 4 hours, 16 minutes


Raleigh to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino (You guessed it – 24 hr casino)

  • 310 miles
  • 5 hours, 4 minutes

Raleigh to the Great Smoky Mountains (Amazing hiking, cool small towns)

  • 337 miles
  • 5 hours, 37 minutes

Do you have other favorite spots in North Carolina?  Let us know ~ we’ll add them to the list!



  1. You have taken all of the guess-work out of figuring how far Raleigh is from other NC locales and I know your NC readers will definitely appreciate this information. Well done Pamela!

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