6 days in Jonesborough, Cashiers & Lake Lure Itinerary

6 days in Jonesborough, Cashiers & Lake Lure Itinerary

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6 days in Jonesborough, Cashiers & Lake Lure Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Drive:  3​h
1
Jonesborough
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Cashiers
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Lake Lure
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

1
night
Jonesborough

Jonesborough is a town in, and the county seat of, Washington County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Hills Distillery, then take an in-depth tour of Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Gray Fossil Site, and finally stop by Jonesborough Visitors Center and Emporium. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, sample the tasty concoctions at Depot Street Brewing, Jonesborough Tennessee, then admire all the interesting features of International Storytelling Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Christopher Taylor House.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jonesborough holiday planner.

Charlotte to Jonesborough is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jonesborough when traveling from Charlotte in July, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Cashiers.

Things to do in Jonesborough

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Gray Fossil Site, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Gray Fossil Site ©
Gray Fossil Site
Tennessee Hills Distillery ©
Tennessee Hills Distillery

3
nights
Cashiers

Cashiers ©
Cashiers is a census-designated place and unincorporated village located in southern Jackson County, North Carolina. Museum-lovers will appreciate Oconaluftee Indian Village and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City) and Cherokee (Cherokee Heritage Museum and Gallery, Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Dry Falls and look for gifts at Cashiers Farmers Market.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Cashiers trip planner.

You can drive from Jonesborough to Cashiers in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Lake Lure.

Things to do in Cashiers

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cherokee, River Rafting & Tubing, Dry Falls, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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Cashiers Farmers Market ©
Cashiers Farmers Market
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls

1
night
Lake Lure

Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. On the 2nd (Fri), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then do a tasting at Parker-Binns Vineyard, then examine the collection at The Right Track Toy Train Museum, and finally make a trip to Lake Lure Flowering Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Lure trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Cashiers to Lake Lure takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lake Lure

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Parker-Binns Vineyard
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Zipline
Parker-Binns Vineyard ©
Parker-Binns Vineyard
The Right Track Toy Train Museum ©

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