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: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Highlands
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Linville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Start your trip to Highlands by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

New York City to Highlands is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City in April, expect nights in Highlands to be little chillier, around 42°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Highlands

#Parks, #Nature
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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Visiting Blueridge Parkway and The North Carolina Arboretum will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards (in Hendersonville). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Biltmore Estate, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the natural beauty at Biltmore Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville online itinerary builder .

Getting from Highlands to Asheville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In April, daytime highs in Asheville are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Linville.

Things to do in Asheville

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Blueridge Parkway, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, Chimney Rock State Park
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Biltmore Estate ©
Biltmore Estate
Food Tours
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

1
night
Linville

Linville ©
Linville is a community centered just south of the US 221 and NC 105 intersection in Avery County, North Carolina. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Grandfather Mountain, explore by horseback at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and then look for gifts at Mast General Store.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Linville trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Asheville to Linville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Asheville in April, plan for little chillier days in Linville, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Linville

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Mast General Store, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
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Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
Mast General Store ©
Mast General Store

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