10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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10 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Drive:  2​h
1
Chimney Rock
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Saluda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Highlands
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Linville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock is a village in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chimney Rock Adventure Golf as well as Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy breathtaking views from Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, and then explore and take pictures at Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Catawba Falls, then admire all the interesting features of Sweet Betsy Farm, and then get your game on at Chimney Rock Adventure Golf.

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Charlotte to Chimney Rock is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Charlotte in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chimney Rock, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saluda.

Things to do in Chimney Rock

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Catawba Falls, Zipline, Sweet Betsy Farm
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Catawba Falls ©
Catawba Falls

2
nights
Saluda

Saluda ©
The City of Saluda is located in both Henderson and Polk counties in the U.S. Pearson's Falls and Glen has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Cowpens National Battlefield, then learn about winemaking at Russian Chapel Hills Winery, and then admire the verdant scenery at Pearson's Falls and Glen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at DuPont State Recreational Forest, then pause for some serene contemplation at Fred W. Symmes Chapel, and finally take some stellar pictures from Symmes Chapel.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Saluda trip planner .

You can drive from Chimney Rock to Saluda in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Highlands.

Things to do in Saluda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cedar Mountain, Cowpens National Battlefield, Symmes Chapel, Russian Chapel Hills Winery, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Cowpens National Battlefield ©
Cowpens National Battlefield
Pearson's Falls and Glen ©
Pearson's Falls and Glen

1
night
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take a peaceful walk through Panthertown Valley. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at King Creek Falls, trek along Hemlock Falls Trail, then examine the collection at Foxfire Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Sky Valley Overlook.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Highlands trip builder .

Traveling by car from Saluda to Highlands takes 2 hours. In April in Highlands, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Highlands

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Sky Valley Overlook, Hemlock Falls Trail, King Creek Falls, Fishing Charters & Tours, Panthertown Valley
Highlights from your plan
Panthertown Valley ©
Panthertown Valley
King Creek Falls ©
King Creek Falls
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum, then take in the exciting artwork at Blue Spiral 1, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, explore the galleries of Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville online travel route builder .

You can drive from Highlands to Asheville in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Linville.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

2
nights
Linville

Linville ©
Linville is a community centered just south of the US 221 and NC 105 intersection in Avery County, North Carolina. On the 23rd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Grandfather Mountain and then do a tasting at Linville Falls Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Roan Mountain State Park, admire the sheer force of Bobby McLean Memorial Park, then explore the world behind art at Crossnore Weavers and Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at E.H. Sloop Chapel.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Linville holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Linville takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Asheville in April, things will get slightly colder in Linville: highs are around 62°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Linville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Newland, Crossnore, Roan Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Roan Mountain State Park ©
Roan Mountain State Park
E.H. Sloop Chapel ©
E.H. Sloop Chapel

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