7 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Cherokee
— 2 nights
3
Highlands
— 1 night

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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: French Broad Adventures (in Marshall), Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Bearwallow Mountain (in Hendersonville). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Biltmore, take in nature's colorful creations at The North Carolina Arboretum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Asheville trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Asheville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Asheville dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Garden
Biltmore
4.6
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.8

2
nights
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 6th (Thu), examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Mingo Falls, then see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Waterrock Knob.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cherokee day trip tool.

Getting from Asheville to Cherokee by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Cherokee sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Cherokee

Nature · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
4.6
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Waterfall
Mingo Falls
4.8

1
night
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get interesting insight from Highlands Aerial Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Dry Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Highlands trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Cherokee to Highlands in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Highlands can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Highlands

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Waterfall
Dry Falls
4.9
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Waterfall
Bridal Veil Falls
3.6

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