4 days in Monterey & Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive
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Highlands
— 1 night
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Monterey — 1 night

Monterey is a town in Putnam County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): do a tasting at Highland Manor Winery, identify plant and animal life at Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park, and then trek along Colditz Cove State Natural Area. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Muddy Pond General Store and then identify plant and animal life at Virgin Falls State Natural Area.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Monterey itinerary maker.

Nashville to Monterey is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Nashville in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 64°F in Monterey. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bryson City.
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Bryson City — 1 night

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 17th (Tue), stop by Unique Gift Outlet, try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, then trek along Collins Creek Picnic Area, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryson City online route planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Bryson City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Monterey to Bryson City. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Highlands.
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Highlands — 1 night

Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Highlands travel route planner.

Drive from Bryson City to Highlands in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Highlands are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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