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
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Cherokee
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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blowing Rock Brewery and then trek along The Greenway Trail. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Flat Top Manor, admire the majestic nature at Julian Price Memorial Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, and finally stop by Mast General Store.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Blowing Rock trip planner.

Charlotte to Blowing Rock is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Charlotte in July, things will get a bit cooler in Blowing Rock: highs are around 78°F and lows about 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks · Nature · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Biltmore, explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery, then stop by New Morning Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Asheville Drum Circle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Asheville travel route planner.

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Asheville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Blowing Rock in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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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 20th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co., then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Waterrock Knob, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mountain Farm Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cherokee trip planner.

Getting from Asheville to Cherokee by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cherokee are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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.