5 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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5 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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

2
nights
Cherokee

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, then hike along Devil's Courthouse, then examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co..

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Richmond to Cherokee is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and car. Traveling from Richmond in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cherokee, with lows around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Montreat.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Maggie Valley, River Rafting & Tubing, Dry Falls, Devil's Courthouse
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Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls

2
nights
Montreat

Montreat ©
Montreat is a town in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Ridge Pkwy. On the 13th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Graybeard Trail and then cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Old Fort Picnic Area and then walk around Robert Lake Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Montreat holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Montreat takes 1.5 hours. November in Montreat sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreat

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Old Fort Picnic Area
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Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Robert Lake Park ©
Robert Lake Park
Old Fort Picnic Area ©
Old Fort Picnic Area

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