60 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

60 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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60 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Fly + Drive:  13 h 30 min
1
Boone
— 11 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Asheville
— 12 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Cherokee
— 12 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Highlands
— 12 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Murphy
— 11 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Kelowna

11
nights
Boone

Boone ©
Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Bobby McLean Memorial Park (in Newland), Sugar Mountain Resort (in Banner Elk) and Linville (Rough Ridge Lookout, Grandfather Mountain, &more). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Vx3 Trail Rides, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, grab your bike and head to Catawba River Greenway, and walk around The Valle Crucis Community Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Boone online attractions planner.

Kelowna, Canada to Boone is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Kelowna to Boone due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Boone can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Boone

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Blowing Rock, Linville, Lenoir, Morganton, Valle Crucis
Highlights from your plan
Vx3 Trail Rides ©
Vx3 Trail Rides
Zipline
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine ©
Foggy Mountain Gem Mine

12
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: Hendersonville (Lyda Farms, Burntshirt Vineyards, &more), Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Lake Lure (Lake Lure Flowering Bridge & Zipline). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Biltmore, take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum, take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and see the interesting displays at Asheville Pinball Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Asheville trip maker.

You can drive from Boone to Asheville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Boone in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hendersonville, Pisgah Forest, Brevard, Lake Lure, Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum

12
nights
Cherokee

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cherokee: Max Patch (in Hot Springs), Waynesville (Sutton and Son's Antiques & Purchase Knob) and Maggie Valley (Waterrock Knob & Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Mingo Falls, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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Getting from Asheville to Cherokee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. March in Cherokee sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bryson City, Maggie Valley, Sylva, Franklin, Waynesville
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mingo Falls ©
Mingo Falls
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

12
nights
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Sapphire (Whitewater Falls, Horsepasture River and Nature Trails, &more), Franklin (Big Laurel Falls, Pickens Nose, &more) and Southern Highlands Reserve (in Lake Toxaway). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Jackson Hole Trading Post & Gem Mine, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Whiteside Mountain, and tee off at Old Edwards Club.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Highlands trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Highlands takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Highlands are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Murphy.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Franklin, Cashiers, Sapphire, Pisgah Forest, Southern Highlands Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Old Edwards Club ©
Old Edwards Club

11
nights
Murphy

Murphy ©
Murphy is a town in and the county seat of Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Murphy: Carolina Outfitters (in Topton), Robbinsville (Wehrloom Honey, Stoney Hollow Farm, &more) and Hayesville (Chatuge Dam Trail, Jackrabbit Mountain Bike & Hiking Trails, &more). The adventure continues: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Bear Creek Adventures Mini Golf and Gem Mining, browse for treasures at Marketplace Antiques, learn about winemaking at Cherokee Cellars Winery, and stop by Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Murphy travel planner.

Getting from Highlands to Murphy by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Murphy are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Murphy

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hayesville, Robbinsville, Andrews, Carolina Outfitters, Wishon's Fishing Hole
Highlights from your plan
Santeetlah Lake ©
Santeetlah Lake
Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company ©
Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company
Salty Dog Gem Mine ©
Salty Dog Gem Mine

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