5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Trip Planner

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Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryson City
— 2 nights
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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Jonas Gerard Fine Art. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Craggy Gardens, look for gifts at New Morning Gallery, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Highland Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Asheville online trip maker.

Tampa to Asheville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampa in October: highs in Asheville hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Soco Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataloochee Valley. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Mountain Farm Museum, attend a concert at Nantahala Brewing Company Taproom, Smokehouse & Brewery, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bryson City trip planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Parks · Wildlife · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.