7 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Montreat
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Blowing Rock
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Hot Springs
— 1 night
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Maggie Valley
— 1 night
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Highlands
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Montreat

Montreat ©
Montreat is a town in Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Blue Ridge Pkwy. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Graybeard Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Montreat trip planner.

Tampa to Montreat is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampa in September; daily highs in Montreat reach 79°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Montreat

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Blue Ridge Pkwy, Blue Ridge Mountains
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Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Blue Ridge Mountains ©
Blue Ridge Mountains

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. On the 26th (Sat), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, explore by horseback at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and then trek along Glen Burney Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grandfather Mountain, take in the awesome beauty at Rough Ridge Lookout, then admire the sheer force of Linville Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Otter Falls.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Blowing Rock route planning app.

Traveling by car from Montreat to Blowing Rock takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Montreat in September: high temperatures in Blowing Rock hover around 72°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Linville, Linville Falls, Otter Falls
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Zipline
Otter Falls ©
Otter Falls
Grandfather Mountain ©
Grandfather Mountain

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Hot Springs is a town in Madison County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at French Broad Adventures, trek along Lovers Leap Loop Trail, and then surround yourself with nature on Hot Springs Tour Co..

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hot Springs tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Blowing Rock to Hot Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Blowing Rock in September: high temperatures in Hot Springs hover around 79°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Maggie Valley.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

French Broad Adventures
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French Broad Adventures ©
French Broad Adventures
Hot Springs Tour Co. ©
Hot Springs Tour Co.

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Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley ©
Maggie Valley is a town in Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Waterrock Knob, stop by Mast General Store, explore the fascinating landscape at The Strand at 38 Main, then relax and rejuvenate at Maggie Valley Wellness Center, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co..

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Maggie Valley tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Hot Springs to Maggie Valley in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Maggie Valley

Nature · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trip

Waynesville
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Waterrock Knob ©
Waterrock Knob
The Strand at 38 Main ©
The Strand at 38 Main
Elevated Mountain Distilling Co. ©
Elevated Mountain Distilling Co.

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Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Bust Your Butt Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Highlands online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Maggie Valley to Highlands takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Highlands can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Highlands

Nature · Parks
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Bust Your Butt Falls ©
Bust Your Butt Falls

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