4 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

4 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Mountains holiday planner

Make it your trip
— 1 night
Bryson City
— 2 nights
Drive to Knoxville, Fly to Detroit



— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You've now added Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum to your itinerary. On the 13th (Sun), examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville tour planner.

Detroit to Asheville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Detroit in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Asheville, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Bryson City

— 2 nights
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get interesting insight from Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and then contemplate the long history of Oconaluftee Indian Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, then get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and then steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bryson City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bryson City can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

North Carolina Mountains travel guide

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.