4 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

4 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Lake Lure
— Few hours
Drive
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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
Drive
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Cherokee
— 2 nights
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Lake Lure

Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lake Lure day trip planner.

Washington DC to Lake Lure is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 67°F in Lake Lure. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Lake Lure

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Highlights from your trip

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. On the 17th (Fri), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grandfather Mountain.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Blowing Rock trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lake Lure to Blowing Rock in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lake Lure in July; daily highs in Blowing Rock reach 78°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
On the 18th (Sat), examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian and then take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Carolina Outfitters, get interesting insight from Tours, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cherokee trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Blowing Rock to Cherokee in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Cherokee sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · 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.