5 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Drive
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Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Bryson City
— 1 night
Drive
3
Highlands
— 1 night
Drive

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Max Patch and Lexington Glassworks. Take a break from the city and head to Tumblestone Tours and Transportation and The North Carolina Arboretum. Get out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: Pearson's Falls and Glen (in Saluda) and Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards (in Hendersonville). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville holiday planner.

Charlotte to Asheville is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. November in Asheville sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Max Patch ©
Must see
Max Patch
4.8
BREW-ed ©
Must see
BREW-ed
4.9
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards ©
Winery / Vineyard
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
4.7

1
night
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 19th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Dogwood Crafters, then examine the collection at Smoky Mountain Trains Museum, and then see what you can catch with Fly Fishing the Smokies.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bryson City online day trip planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in November, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Highlands.

Things to do in Bryson City

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Fly Fishing the Smokies ©
Fishing Charter / Tour
Fly Fishing the Smokies
4.6
Smoky Mountain Trains Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Smoky Mountain Trains Museum
4.4
Dogwood Crafters ©
Art Gallery
Dogwood Crafters
4.6

1
night
Highlands

Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. On the 20th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Highlands Aerial Park, then admire the sheer force of Glen Falls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Highlands trip maker tool.

Getting from Bryson City to Highlands by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in November, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Whiteside Mountain
Mountain
Whiteside Mountain
5.0

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