3 days in Blowing Rock, Cherokee & Highlands Itinerary

3 days in Blowing Rock, Cherokee & Highlands Itinerary

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Blowing Rock
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Cherokee
— 1 night
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Highlands
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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Otter Falls, and finally stop by Souvenir Shirts.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Blowing Rock trip planner.

Mooresville to Blowing Rock is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mooresville in September, with highs in Blowing Rock at 72°F and lows at 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

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Otter Falls ©
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Otter Falls
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Fishing Charters & Tours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): trek along Oconaluftee River Trail and then admire the masterpieces at Cherokee Heritage Museum and Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cherokee trip planning app.

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Cherokee in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Blowing Rock, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cherokee, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 57°F. You'll set off for Highlands on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Cherokee

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

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Highlands

Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. On the 7th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Bust Your Butt Falls and then delve into the lush surroundings at Panthertown Valley.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Highlands attractions planner.

You can drive from Cherokee to Highlands in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Highlands are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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