6 days in Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

6 days in Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

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Highlands
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Murphy
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Cherokee
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Highlands

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Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. On the 10th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bust Your Butt Falls, and finally stop by Colonel Mustard’s. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at Highlands Aerial Park, fly down the slopes at Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Highlands trip planner.

New York City to Highlands is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Highlands, with highs around 54°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Murphy.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Waterfall
Dry Falls
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Waterfall
Bridal Veil Falls
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Murphy

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Murphy is a town in and the county seat of Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States. On the 12th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fields of the Wood, see what you can catch with Big Ol' Fish Guiding Service, and then try to win big at Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Murphy road trip app.

Drive from Highlands to Murphy in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Murphy

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Big Ol' Fish Guiding Service
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Religious Site
Fields of the Wood
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Cherokee

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cherokee side-trips: NOC Outfitter's Store (in Bryson City) and Maggie Valley (Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum & Cataloochee Ski Area). The adventure continues: try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, see the interesting displays at Smoky Mountain Trains Museum, do a tasting at B&C Winery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mingo Falls.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cherokee road trip planner.

Drive from Murphy to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. In December in Cherokee, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
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