12 days in Asheville, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee & Charlotte Itinerary

12 days in Asheville, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee & Charlotte Itinerary

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12 days in Asheville, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee & Charlotte Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Maggie Valley
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Brevard
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: State College

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Biltmore Estate, then sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville online vacation planner .

Montreal, Canada to Asheville is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Montreal in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Asheville, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Maggie Valley.

Things to do in Asheville

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore Estate ©
Biltmore Estate
Food Tours
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

4
nights
Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley ©
Maggie Valley is a town in Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. Get outdoors at Roaring Fork and Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Little Greenbrier School and Walker Sisters' Cabin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maggie Valley: Gatlinburg (7D Dark Ride Adventure, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, & more), Zipline (in Sevierville) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, Charlies Bunion, & more). Next up on the itinerary: try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

Plan trip to Maggie Valley with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Asheville to Maggie Valley in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Brevard.

Things to do in Maggie Valley

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Zipline, Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Charlies Bunion ©
Charlies Bunion

2
nights
Brevard

Brevard ©
Brevard is a city in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States, with a population of 7,609 as of the 2010 Census. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, then steep yourself in history at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, and then identify plant and animal life at DuPont State Recreational Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Whitewater Falls and then play a few rounds at Old Edwards Club.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brevard road trip planning app .

Getting from Maggie Valley to Brevard by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Brevard

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, Old Edwards Club, Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Whitewater Falls
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Whitewater Falls ©
Whitewater Falls
Old Edwards Club ©
Old Edwards Club

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 12th (Fri), get lost in a book at Billy Graham Libary, then hike along Little Sugar Creek Greenway, and then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlotte trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brevard to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. In October in Charlotte, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charlotte

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Little Sugar Creek Greenway ©
Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Billy Graham Libary ©
Billy Graham Libary
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame

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