4 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

4 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Blowing Rock
— 1 day
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Asheville
— 1 night
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Bryson City
— 2 nights
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Blowing Rock

— 1 day
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): ride a horse along Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, then stop by Mast General Store, and then identify plant and animal life at Grandfather Mountain.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Blowing Rock visit planner.

Charlotte to Blowing Rock is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Charlotte in June, expect Blowing Rock to be slightly colder, temps between 77°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Asheville

— 1 night

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 (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, take a stroll through Biltmore Village, view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, then take a stroll through River Arts District, and finally view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville driving holiday site.

Getting from Blowing Rock to Asheville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Blowing Rock in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bryson City

— 2 nights
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 20th (Thu), examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: stop by Bryson City Outdoors, see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shops, and finally examine the collection at Oconaluftee Indian Village.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bryson City trip planner.

Getting from Asheville to Bryson City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Bryson City, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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.