2 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

2 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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2 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Cherokee
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Newark

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Cherokee

Cherokee ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cherokee attractions website .

Newark to Cherokee is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Newark in November since evenings lows in Cherokee dip to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums

Side Trip

Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Asheville day trip tool .

You can drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

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