6 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

6 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Mountains trip planner

Make it your trip
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Nantahala Township
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Sapphire
— 2 nights
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Nantahala Township

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nantahala National Forest. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get outside with Carolina Outfitters and then delve into the lush surroundings at Nantahala National Forest. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Fontana Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove, and then trek along Gregory Bald via Gregory ridge.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nantahala Township driving holiday planner.

Huntsville to Nantahala Township is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from Huntsville to Nantahala Township, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Huntsville in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nantahala Township, with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Nantahala Township

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, take in the views from Helen's Bridge, and then surround yourself with nature on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Thomas Wolfe Memorial, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens at Asheville.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Asheville trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nantahala Township to Asheville by car takes about 2 hours. April in Asheville sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sapphire.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sapphire

— 2 nights
Sapphire is an unincorporated community in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Gorges State Park, take a memorable tour with Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Whitewater Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, then admire the sheer force of Cullasaja Falls, and finally walk around Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sapphire trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Asheville to Sapphire by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Sapphire can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sapphire

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.