5 days in North Carolina Mountains & Luray Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Mountains & Luray Itinerary

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Fly
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Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Valle Crucis
— 1 night
Drive
3
Luray
— 1 night
Fly

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Asheville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: squeeze the most out of the city with BREW-ed, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville online trip planner.

Philadelphia to Asheville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Asheville sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Valle Crucis.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

1
night
Valle Crucis

Valle Crucis in an unincorporated community located in Watauga County, North Carolina, United States. Dutch Creek Trails has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Grandfather Mountain, then walk around The Valle Crucis Community Park, and then take a pleasant ride with Dutch Creek Trails.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Valle Crucis visit planner.

Drive from Asheville to Valle Crucis in 2 hours. Traveling from Asheville in November, you will find days in Valle Crucis are slightly colder (52°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Luray.

Things to do in Valle Crucis

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

1
night
Luray

Cabin Capital of Virginia

Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
On the 27th (Fri), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery, see the interesting displays at The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns, then see the interesting displays at Luray Valley Museum & Shenandoah Heritage Village, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at River Hill Wine & Spirits.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Luray trip tool.

You can drive from Valle Crucis to Luray in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In November in Luray, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Luray

Museums · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

North Carolina Mountains travel guide

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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.