3 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

3 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Blowing Rock
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Hendersonville
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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. On the 23rd (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Julian Price Memorial Park, take in breathtaking views at Linville Gorge, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain. On the next day, look for gifts at Apple Hill Farm, then go deep underground at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, then trek along The Greenway Trail, and finally contemplate the long history of Flat Top Manor.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Blowing Rock trip builder website.

Charlotte to Blowing Rock is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Charlotte in October, expect Blowing Rock to be a bit cooler, temps between 64°F and 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hendersonville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Hendersonville

Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): experience rural life at Grandad's Apples, experience rural life at Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard, then experience rural life at Justus Orchard, and finally trek along Bearwallow Mountain.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hendersonville day trip app.

Traveling by car from Blowing Rock to Hendersonville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Blowing Rock in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Hendersonville, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

North Carolina Mountains travel guide

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Historic Sites · Zipline · River Rafting & Tubing
Called the "Land of the Blue Mist" by the Cherokee Indians, the North Carolina Smoky Mountains are one of the world's most biologically diverse wilderness areas. The vast national park sheltering the native wildlife of these ancient mountains offers a close look at the area's nature and its people. A perfect spot for a tranquil vacation, the blue-misted mountains are one of the country's few World Heritage Sites, protecting the largest old-growth forest east of the Mississippi River. Things to do for adventurous visitors include whitewater rafting and river tubing, while those interested in more urbane entertainment can explore the area's many small towns on the 750 km (470 mi) scenic road meandering over the mountains.