4 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

4 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lexington
Drive:  5 h
1
Cherokee
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Hendersonville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Boone
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
End: Lexington

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Cherokee

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 11th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cherokee online trip itinerary builder.

Lexington to Cherokee is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. Traveling from Lexington in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cherokee, with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hendersonville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Hendersonville

Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. On the 12th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, thenkick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then snap pictures at Lake Lure Flowering Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Sliding Rock, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Looking Glass Falls.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hendersonville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cherokee to Hendersonville in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hendersonville can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Boone.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Lure, Pisgah Forest, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, DuPont State Recreational Forest
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Zipline
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park ©
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest

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night
Boone

Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. On the 14th (Tue), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Boone day trip planning site.

Getting from Hendersonville to Boone by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hendersonville in July: highs in Boone hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Boone

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Zipline
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Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine ©
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

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