13 days in North Carolina Itinerary

13 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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13 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Winston Salem
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Asheville
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Franklin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Asheville

9
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Clingmans Dome, Tom's Creek Falls and The North Carolina Arboretum. Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Little Greenbrier School are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Family-friendly places like Titanic Museum Attraction and River Rafting & Tubing will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Gatlinburg (Fowler's Clay Works, Sugarlands Distilling Company, & more), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Walker Sisters' Cabin, Roaring Fork, & more) and Dollywood (in Pigeon Forge). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Kings Mountain National Military Park. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll the grounds of Riverside Cemetery, view the masterpieces at Woolworth Walk, and shop like a local with New Morning Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Asheville online attractions planner .

New York City to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In June in Asheville, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing, Kings Mountain National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

3
nights
Franklin

Franklin is a town in Franklin Township, Macon County, North Carolina, United States, within the Nantahala National Forest. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Bust Your Butt Falls. On your second day here, hike along King Creek Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, and then admire the verdant scenery at Cades Cove.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Franklin journey planner .

You can drive from Asheville to Franklin in 1.5 hours. In June in Franklin, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Franklin

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Highlands, Cherokee, Cades Cove, River Rafting & Tubing, King Creek Falls
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
King Creek Falls ©
King Creek Falls

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