12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lake Lure
1
Lake Lure
— 6 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Chimney Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Pisgah Forest
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Lake Lure

6
nights
Lake Lure

Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cedar Creek Riding Stables as well as Lake Lure Tours. Visit Green River Plantation and The Bechtler House for their historical value. Visiting Zipline and Buffalo Creek Park Mountain Biking Trail will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake Lure: Columbus (Shunkawauken Falls & Russian Chapel Hills Winery), Sweet Betsy Farm (in Marion) and Nebo (Lake James State Park & South Creek Winery). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, do a tasting at Mountain Brook Vineyards, see the interesting displays at Broad River Gems & Mining Co., and stroll around Bechtler Mint Site Historic Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lake Lure route maker .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Lake Lure. In June, daily temperatures in Lake Lure can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Chimney Rock.

Things to do in Lake Lure

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Rutherfordton, Mill Spring, Nebo, Columbus, Tryon
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Zipline
Overmountain Vineyards ©
Overmountain Vineyards
Mountain Brook Vineyards ©
Mountain Brook Vineyards

1
night
Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock ©
Chimney Rock is a village in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chimney Rock day trip planning app .

Chimney Rock is just a short distance from Lake Lure. June in Chimney Rock sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Chimney Rock

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park ©

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Parkway.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Asheville driving holiday planner .

Drive from Chimney Rock to Asheville in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pisgah Forest.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

2
nights
Pisgah Forest

Pisgah Forest ©
Pisgah Forest is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sliding Rock. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Looking Glass Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Cradle of Forestry, hike along Devil's Courthouse, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pisgah Forest tour planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Pisgah Forest in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Pisgah Forest can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Pisgah Forest

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cherokee, Elevated Mountain Distilling Co.
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Looking Glass Falls ©
Looking Glass Falls
Sliding Rock ©
Sliding Rock
Devil's Courthouse ©
Devil's Courthouse

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