4 days in North Carolina Itinerary

4 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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4 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Russell Springs
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Cherokee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Russell Springs

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Mon), examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Elizabeth Ellison Gallery and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cherokee online sightseeing planner .

Russell Springs to Cherokee is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Russell Springs to Cherokee. In November, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Bryson City
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Elizabeth Ellison Gallery ©
Elizabeth Ellison Gallery

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, wander the streets of River Arts District, take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Woolworth Walk.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Asheville trip maker site .

You can drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Asheville are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Spas
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

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