4 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

4 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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4 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

Start: Roanoke
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Blowing Rock
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hendersonville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bryson City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Roanoke

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock ©
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Doc's Rocks Gem Mine, admire all the interesting features of Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, then look for gifts at Mast General Store, and finally contemplate the long history of Flat Top Manor.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Blowing Rock visit site .

Roanoke to Blowing Rock is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Roanoke in August; daily highs in Blowing Rock reach 76°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hendersonville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, Mast General Store
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Flat Top Manor ©
Flat Top Manor
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine ©
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine ©
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

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night
Hendersonville

Hendersonville ©
Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. On the 16th (Fri), look for gifts at Mast Store, admire all the interesting features of Grandad's Apples, do a tasting at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, do a tasting at Burntshirt Vineyards, then steep yourself in history at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, and finally admire all the interesting features of Elijah Mountain Gem Mine.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hendersonville travel route site .

Getting from Blowing Rock to Hendersonville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Blowing Rock, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hendersonville, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
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Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards ©
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
Grandad's Apples ©
Grandad's Apples

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nights
Bryson City

Bryson City ©
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 17th (Sat), examine the collection at Smoky Mountain Trains Museum, head outdoors with Carolina Outfitters, then admire all the interesting features of Wehrloom Honey, and finally explore and take pictures at Cherohala Skyway. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Soco Falls, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then get engrossed in the history at Mountain Farm Museum, and finally walk around Oconaluftee Islands Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryson City tour builder app .

Getting from Hendersonville to Bryson City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bryson City are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cherokee, Cherohala Skyway, Wehrloom Honey, Soco Falls, Carolina Outfitters
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Cherohala Skyway ©
Cherohala Skyway
Smoky Mountain Trains Museum ©
Smoky Mountain Trains Museum
Oconaluftee Islands Park ©
Oconaluftee Islands Park

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