3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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3 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Durham
Drive:  4​h
1
Valle Crucis
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cherokee
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
End: Durham

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Valle Crucis

Valle Crucis ©
Valle Crucis in an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for gifts at Mast General Store and then take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Valle Crucis trip itinerary planner .

Durham to Valle Crucis is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Durham in May, expect Valle Crucis to be a bit cooler, temps between 69°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Valle Crucis

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Grandfather Mountain
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Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Mast General Store ©
Mast General Store

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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 26th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Biltmore Village, stop by New Morning Gallery, then shop like a local with River Arts District, then view the masterpieces at Woolworth Walk, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Asheville day trip app .

You can drive from Valle Crucis to Asheville in 2 hours. While traveling from Valle Crucis, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
Woolworth Walk ©
Woolworth Walk
Biltmore Village ©
Biltmore Village

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, stop by Bryson City Outdoors, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Cherokee sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Cherokee can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Bryson City
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River Rafting & Tubing
Bryson City Outdoors ©
Bryson City Outdoors

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