6 days in Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

6 days in Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

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6 days in Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Bryson City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Highlands
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Dallas

3
nights
Bryson City

Bryson City ©
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Mingo Falls will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Bryson City side-trips: Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley) and Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino (in Murphy). Next up on the itinerary: try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, sample the tasty concoctions at Nantahala Brewing Company, see the interesting displays at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, and steep yourself in history at Oconaluftee Indian Village.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bryson City trip builder website .

Dallas to Bryson City is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Bryson City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in October, with highs in Bryson City at 70°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Bryson City

#Museums, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trips

Cherokee, Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee ©
Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee
River Rafting & Tubing
Mingo Falls ©
Mingo Falls

2
nights
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. On the 7th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, and then look for gifts at Colonel Mustard's. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park and then play a few rounds at Old Edwards Club.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Highlands online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Bryson City to Highlands in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Highlands can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Highlands

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Old Edwards Club ©
Old Edwards Club

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