5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Highlands
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Highlands road trip site .

Atlanta to Highlands is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in March; daily highs in Highlands reach 59°F and lows reach 34°F. You will leave for Asheville on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Highlands

Nature Parks
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Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St.Claire Art and Woolworth Walk. For shopping fun, head to Lexington Glassworks or Asheville Gallery of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain), Falls Park on the Reedy (in Greenville) and Catawba River Greenway (in Morganton). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy, take in the views from Helen's Bridge, and look for gifts at Mountain Nest.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville trip planner .

You can drive from Highlands to Asheville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 36°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Falls Park on the Reedy, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Mountain Nest, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Catawba River Greenway
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Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest

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