38 days in Asheville & The Foothills, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee & Charleston Itinerary

38 days in Asheville & The Foothills, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee & Charleston Itinerary

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Hendersonville
— 4 nights
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Asheville
— 6 nights
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Maggie Valley
— 4 nights
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Rosman
— 1 night
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Brevard
— 5 nights
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Charleston
— 17 nights
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Hendersonville

— 4 nights
Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock), Rutherfordton (Broad River Gems & Mining Co. & Kidsenses) and Lake Lure (Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, Zipline, &more). Next up on the itinerary: go deep underground at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blue Ghost Brewing Company, appreciate the views at Pearson's Falls and Glen, and relax and rejuvenate at Acu-Na Wellness Center.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hendersonville visit planner.

Chicago to Hendersonville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Hendersonville due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in March; daily highs in Hendersonville reach 58°F and lows reach 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Asheville

— 6 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Step out of Asheville to go to Pisgah Forest and see Pisgah National Forest, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, examine the collection at Asheville Pinball Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hendersonville to Asheville takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Maggie Valley.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Maggie Valley

— 4 nights
Maggie Valley is a town in Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Maggie Valley: Highlands (Bridal Veil Falls & Dry Falls), Juney Whank Falls (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, admire the sheer force of Mingo Falls, try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Maggie Valley Wellness Center.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Maggie Valley trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Maggie Valley takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Rosman.

Things to do in Maggie Valley

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Rosman

— 1 night
Rosman is a town in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): trek along Horsepasture River and Nature Trails, immerse yourself in nature at Gorges State Park, and then get a dose of the wild on Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rosman holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Maggie Valley to Rosman takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Maggie Valley in April, Rosman is a bit warmer at night with lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brevard.

Things to do in Rosman

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Brevard

— 5 nights
Brevard is a city in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States, with a population of 7,609 as of the 2010 Census. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brevard: Devil's Courthouse (in Pisgah Forest), Highlands (Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, Old Edwards Club, &more) and Panthertown Valley (in Cashiers). There's much more to do: go deep underground at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest, look for gifts at O.P. Taylor's, and gain insight at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brevard planner.

Brevard is very close to Rosman. In April, daytime highs in Brevard are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Brevard

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Charleston

— 17 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charleston: Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church (in Georgetown), Beaufort (Tabernacle Baptist Church, Pat Conroy Literary Center, &more) and The Center for Birds of Prey (in Awendaw). There's still lots to do: settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, contemplate the long history of Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, don't miss a visit to Drayton Hall, and get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Charleston trip maker tool.

You can drive from Brevard to Charleston in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Brevard in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 57°F in Charleston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips