15 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

15 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Murphy
— 3 nights
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Cherokee
— 2 nights
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Hendersonville
— 4 nights
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Boone
— 4 nights

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Murphy

Murphy ©
Murphy is a town in and the county seat of Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fields of the Wood and Walnut Hollow Ranch. Explore Murphy's surroundings by going to Hayesville (Chatuge Dam Trail & Jackrabbit Mountain Bike & Hiking Trails), RidgeRunner Ziplines (in Andrews) and Robbinsville (Santeetlah Lake & Wehrloom Honey). There's lots more to do: hike along Murphy River Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Fire Creek Falls, make a trip to Clay's Corner, and do a tasting at Cherokee Cellars Winery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Murphy travel route builder website.

Flint to Murphy is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Flint in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Murphy: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Murphy

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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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.
On the 5th (Mon), examine the collection at Smoky Mountain Trains Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Barber Orchard Fruitstand, and then take in the awesome beauty at Waterrock Knob. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co., then admire the sheer force of Soco Falls, then walk around Oconaluftee Islands Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mountain Farm Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cherokee day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Murphy to Cherokee takes 1.5 hours. October in Cherokee sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hendersonville.

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Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

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Waterfall
Soco Falls
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Specialty Museum
Smoky Mountain Trains Museum
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Hendersonville

Hendersonville ©
Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grandad's Apples and Burntshirt Vineyards. Venture out of the city with trips to Sapphire (Whitewater Falls & Gorges State Park), Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard) and Pisgah Forest (Devil's Courthouse & Cradle of Forestry). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Justus Orchard, engage your brain at Mineral & Lapidary Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bold Rock Hard Cider, and look for gifts at The Wrinkled Egg.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hendersonville trip itinerary app.

Drive from Cherokee to Hendersonville in 1.5 hours. October in Hendersonville sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites

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Must see
Grandad's Apples
4.5
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Justus Orchard
4.8

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Hot Springs is a town in Madison County, North Carolina, United States. On the 11th (Sun), stroll through Max Patch and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs online trip maker.

Getting from Hendersonville to Hot Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Boone.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks
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Must see
Max Patch
4.8

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Boone

Boone
Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Whiteside Mountain and Flat Top Manor. Get out of town with these interesting Boone side-trips: West Jefferson (Saint Mary's Episcopal Church & Ashe County Cheese) and Linville Falls (Linville Gorge & Linville Falls). Next up on the itinerary: hike along The Greenway Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Julian Price Memorial Park, go deep underground at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, and stroll through The Cascades Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Boone vacation site.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Boone takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hot Springs in October: highs in Boone hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boone

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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