6 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Blowing Rock
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Asheville
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Cherokee
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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): fly down the slopes at Appalachian Ski Mtn., then get interesting insight from Tours, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blowing Rock Brewery. On the next day, ride a horse along Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, and then stop by Mast General Store.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Blowing Rock trip itinerary website.

Charlotte to Blowing Rock is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in December; daily highs in Blowing Rock reach 48°F and lows reach 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Attractions like The North Carolina Arboretum and Western North Carolina Nature Center make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asheville: Elijah Mountain Gem Mine (in Hendersonville) and Zipline (in Lake Lure). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Biltmore, get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and look for gifts at Instant Karma Asheville.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Asheville road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Blowing Rock to Asheville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Blowing Rock in December: highs in Asheville hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Parks · Museums · Nature

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.
On the 28th (Mon), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cherokee trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Cherokee takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.