12 days in North Carolina Mountains & Atlanta Itinerary

12 days in North Carolina Mountains & Atlanta Itinerary

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Bryson City
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Asheville
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Boone
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Atlanta
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Bryson City — 1 night

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Mingo Falls and then get engrossed in the history at Mountain Farm Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Cherohala Skyway and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Orlando to Bryson City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Orlando, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Bryson City, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Asheville.
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Asheville — 4 nights

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Asheville Pinball Museum and Woolworth Walk will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Looking Glass Falls and Pisgah National Forest. When in Asheville, make a side trip to see Sliding Rock in Pisgah Forest, approximately Pisgah Forest away. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks.

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You can drive from Bryson City to Asheville in 1.5 hours. In May in Asheville, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Boone.
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Boone — 2 nights

Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Linville Falls, steep yourself in history at Flat Top Manor, and then ride a horse along Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): get outside with High Mountain Expeditions and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Drive from Asheville to Boone in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Boone is a bit cooler than Asheville - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Atlanta.
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Atlanta — 4 nights

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum and Top Golf. Get outdoors at North Georgia Canopy Tours and Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Explore Atlanta's surroundings by going to Sawnee Mountain Preserve (in Cumming) and Sweetwater Creek State Park (in Lithia Springs). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta History Center, admire the masterpieces at Michael C. Carlos Museum, and stroll the grounds of Oakland Cemetery.

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You can fly from Boone to Atlanta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Atlanta is a bit warmer than Boone - with highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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North Carolina Mountains travel guide

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History Museums · 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.
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