3 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

3 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Valle Crucis
— 1 day
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Valle Crucis

Valle Crucis in an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Dutch Creek Trails. On the 4th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, stop by Mast General Store, and then trot along with Dutch Creek Trails.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Valle Crucis road trip app.

Charleston to Valle Crucis is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Charleston in December; daily highs in Valle Crucis reach 48°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Valle Crucis

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 5th (Sat), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Local Color.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville road trip planning app.

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 54°F to lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

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.