4 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

4 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Blowing Rock
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Cherokee
— 1 night

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock ©
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. On the 15th (Thu), trek along The Greenway Trail, go deep underground at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, and then contemplate the long history of Flat Top Manor.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Blowing Rock trip planner.

Durham to Blowing Rock is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Durham in October, things will get a bit cooler in Blowing Rock: highs are around 64°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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Historic Site
Flat Top Manor
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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, relax in the rural setting at Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard, then relax in the rural setting at Grandad's Apples, and finally experience rural life at Justus Orchard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at Navitat Canopy Adventures - Asheville Zipline and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy.

Start your trip to Asheville by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Asheville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Blowing Rock in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Asheville, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Adventure · Tours

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Scenic Drive
Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Cherokee

Cherokee ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Smoky Mountain Trains Museum, view the masterpieces at Dogwood Crafters, then admire the sheer force of Soco Falls, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Waterrock Knob.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cherokee sightseeing planner.

Drive from Asheville to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cherokee are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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Waterfall
Soco Falls
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Waterrock Knob
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Specialty Museum
Smoky Mountain Trains Museum
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