3 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

3 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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3 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
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Hendersonville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cherokee
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

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Hendersonville

Hendersonville ©
Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings. On your second day here, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in panoramic vistas at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, and then do a tasting at Burntshirt Vineyards.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hendersonville trip planner .

New York City to Hendersonville is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Hendersonville, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Outdoors Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Zipline
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Zipline
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards ©
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

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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 17th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cherokee trip planner.

Getting from Hendersonville to Cherokee by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing

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