11 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

11 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Pisgah Forest
— 1 night
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Maggie Valley
— 3 nights
Drive
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Robbinsville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
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Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. On the 13th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Skinny Dip Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pisgah Forest travel itinerary planner.

Gulfport to Pisgah Forest is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gulfport to Pisgah Forest. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Gulfport in July; daily highs in Pisgah Forest reach 84°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Maggie Valley.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley is a town in Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Chimneys Picnic Area. Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Mount LeConte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maggie Valley: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Ramsey Cascades, Alum Cave Trail, &more) and Gatlinburg (Fowler's Clay Works, Sugarlands Distilling Company, &more).

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Maggie Valley online travel planner.

Getting from Pisgah Forest to Maggie Valley by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Maggie Valley, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Robbinsville.

Things to do in Maggie Valley

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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Robbinsville

Robbinsville is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, United States. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Spruce Flats Falls. Attractions like The Sinks and Meigs Falls make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Robbinsville: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Townsend Wye, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Santeetlah Lake and head outdoors with Carolina Outfitters.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Robbinsville online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Maggie Valley to Robbinsville in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Robbinsville can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Robbinsville

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for gifts at New Morning Gallery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Biltmore, and finally learn about winemaking at Noble Cider. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, go deep underground at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, then go deep underground at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Asheville route planner.

Drive from Robbinsville to Asheville in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. On the 23rd (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rough Ridge Lookout, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, then shop like a local with Bolick and Traditions Pottery, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Blowing Rock driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Blowing Rock takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Asheville in July: highs in Blowing Rock hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

North Carolina Mountains travel guide

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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.