4 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

4 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Fly to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Drive to Blowing Rock
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Blowing Rock
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Drive to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Fly to Malpensa International Airport

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Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. On the 8th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, then ride a horse along Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Rough Ridge Lookout, take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, then take a pleasant ride with Vx3 Trail Rides, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Bolick and Traditions Pottery.

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Milan, Italy to Blowing Rock is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. September in Blowing Rock sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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North Carolina Mountains travel guide

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Historic Sites · Zipline · River Rafting & Tubing
Called the "Land of the Blue Mist" by the Cherokee Indians, the North Carolina Smoky Mountains are one of the world's most biologically diverse wilderness areas. The vast national park sheltering the native wildlife of these ancient mountains offers a close look at the area's nature and its people. A perfect spot for a tranquil vacation, the blue-misted mountains are one of the country's few World Heritage Sites, protecting the largest old-growth forest east of the Mississippi River. Things to do for adventurous visitors include whitewater rafting and river tubing, while those interested in more urbane entertainment can explore the area's many small towns on the 750 km (470 mi) scenic road meandering over the mountains.