5 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Hendersonville
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Cherokee
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Murphy
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Highlands
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Hendersonville

Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, North Carolina United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Jump Off Rock. Keep things going the next day: stop by The Wrinkled Egg, admire the sheer force of Pearson's Falls and Glen, then do a tasting at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Burntshirt Vineyards.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hendersonville itinerary app.

New York City to Hendersonville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Hendersonville sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Cherokee

Trails of Legends and Adventures

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 10th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Pincu Pottery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co., then admire the sheer force of Soco Falls, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mountain Farm Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cherokee travel route builder site.

Getting from Hendersonville to Cherokee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Murphy.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Murphy

Murphy is a town in and the county seat of Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States. On the 11th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fields of the Wood, don't miss a visit to Clay's Corner, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Murphy River Walk, and finally do a tasting at Cherokee Cellars Winery.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Murphy planner.

Drive from Cherokee to Murphy in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Murphy are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Murphy

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

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Highlands

Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. On the 12th (Fri), stop by Colonel Mustard’s, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Highlands trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Murphy to Highlands in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

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.