5 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

5 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Hendersonville
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Hot Springs
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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): appreciate the views at Pearson's Falls and Glen. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, then do a tasting at Burntshirt Vineyards, and then learn about winemaking at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hendersonville online trip builder.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Hendersonville

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs is a town in Madison County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): trek along Max Patch, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lovers Leap Loop Trail, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Hot Springs tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hendersonville to Hot Springs takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Murphy.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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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, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black & White Market, then learn about winemaking at Cherokee Cellars Winery, and finally trek along Murphy River Walk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Murphy trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Murphy takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Murphy

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

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Highlands

Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Highlands holiday planner.

You can drive from Murphy to Highlands in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Highlands can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.