3 days in Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

3 days in Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Smoky Mountains & Cherokee trip planner

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Cherokee
— 1 night
Drive
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Highlands
— 1 night
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Cherokee

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, then browse for treasures at Sutton and Son's Antiques, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co.. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then stop by Unique Gift Outlet, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mingo Falls, and finally try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cherokee road trip planning site.

New York City to Cherokee is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from New York City in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 32°F in Cherokee. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Casinos

Side Trips

Highlands

— 1 night
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Highlands Aerial Park, then admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain.

Plan my day in Highlands using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Cherokee to Highlands in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in November, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips