14 days in Smoky Mountains & Cherokee & Winter Haven Itinerary

14 days in Smoky Mountains & Cherokee & Winter Haven Itinerary

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Cherokee
— 3 nights
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Murphy
— 2 nights
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Highlands
— 3 nights
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Winter Haven
— 5 nights

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Cherokee

Cherokee ©

Trails of Legends and Adventures

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Cherokee side-trips: Barber Orchard Fruitstand (in Waynesville) and Maggie Valley (Waterrock Knob & Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum). There's still lots to do: try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, trot along with a tour on horseback, admire the sheer force of Mingo Falls, and take an in-depth tour of Mountain Farm Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cherokee itinerary tool.

Orlando to Cherokee is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Orlando in November, expect nights in Cherokee to be much colder, around 32°F, while days are little chillier, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Murphy.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Mingo Falls ©
Mingo Falls
Horseback Riding Tours

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Murphy

Murphy ©
Murphy is a town in and the county seat of Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States. On the 12th (Thu), hike along Murphy River Walk, get a taste of life in the country at Walnut Hollow Ranch, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fields of the Wood. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Black & White Market, then try your luck at Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino, then take a memorable tour with RidgeRunner Ziplines, and finally don't miss a visit to River's Rim Studio and Gallery.

Start your trip to Murphy by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Murphy takes 1.5 hours. In November in Murphy, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Murphy

Outdoors · Adventure · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
RidgeRunner Ziplines ©
RidgeRunner Ziplines
Fields of the Wood ©
Fields of the Wood
Black & White Market ©
Black & White Market

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Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Highlands: Franklin (Fishing Charters & Tours & Bartram Trail). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, kick your exploration up a notch at Highlands Aerial Park, take in the awesome beauty at Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, and hit the slopes at Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Highlands trip planner.

Drive from Murphy to Highlands in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Highlands can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Winter Haven.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Highlands Aerial Park ©
Highlands Aerial Park
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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Winter Haven

Chain of Lakes City

Winter Haven boasts over 50 lakes within its borders, most notably Florida's famed Chain of Lakes.
Explore Winter Haven's surroundings by going to Punta Gorda (Peace River Wildlife Center, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more), Lake Wales (Bok Tower Gardens & Struthers' Honey) and Safari Wilderness (in Lakeland). And it doesn't end there: cool off at Legoland Florida Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Circle B Bar Reserve, get interesting insight from Skydive City, and see the interesting displays at Pinewood Estate.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Winter Haven vacation planning site.

You can fly from Highlands to Winter Haven in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Highlands in November, you will find days in Winter Haven are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are much hotter (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Winter Haven

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Legoland Florida Resort ©
Legoland Florida Resort
Bok Tower Gardens ©
Bok Tower Gardens

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