10 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

10 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Mountains holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Highlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Cherokee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asheville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Boone
— 2 nights
Bus to Charlotte, Fly to Appleton

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Highlands

— 1 night
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bust Your Butt Falls, and then make a trip to Sky Valley Overlook.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Highlands fast, fun, and easy.

Green Bay to Highlands is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Green Bay in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Highlands: highs are around 59°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Highlands

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Cherokee

— 2 nights

Trails of Legends and Adventures

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Mountain Farm Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then relax and rejuvenate at Mandara Spa.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cherokee route planner.

Getting from Highlands to Cherokee by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Spas · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Asheville

— 4 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Head to Woolworth Walk and Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Barfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Catawba Falls. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Asheville Drum Circle, get a taste of the local shopping with Blue Spiral 1, look for all kinds of wild species at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, and stop by Black Mountain Town Square.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Asheville holiday maker site.

Getting from Cherokee to Asheville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Boone.

Things to do in Asheville

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Boone

— 2 nights
Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Fun 'n' Wheels.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Boone trip builder website.

You can drive from Asheville to Boone in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Asheville in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Boone, with highs around 50°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boone

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

North Carolina Mountains travel guide

4.5
Historic Sites · Zipline · River Rafting & Tubing
Called the "Land of the Blue Mist" by the Cherokee Indians, the North Carolina Smoky Mountains are one of the world's most biologically diverse wilderness areas. The vast national park sheltering the native wildlife of these ancient mountains offers a close look at the area's nature and its people. A perfect spot for a tranquil vacation, the blue-misted mountains are one of the country's few World Heritage Sites, protecting the largest old-growth forest east of the Mississippi River. Things to do for adventurous visitors include whitewater rafting and river tubing, while those interested in more urbane entertainment can explore the area's many small towns on the 750 km (470 mi) scenic road meandering over the mountains.