5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

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5 days in North Carolina Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cherokee
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at DuPont State Recreational Forest and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Asheville online attractions planner .

Indianapolis to Asheville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, River Rafting & Tubing, DuPont State Recreational Forest, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, Zipline
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River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): head outdoors with Carolina Outfitters and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cherokee trip simple and quick.

Drive from Asheville to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Carolina Outfitters, River Rafting & Tubing, Whiteside Mountain, Dry Falls
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River Rafting & Tubing
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Whiteside Mountain ©
Whiteside Mountain

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