7 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Mountains route planner

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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Bryson City
— 3 nights
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Maggie Valley
— 1 night
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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Visiting French Broad Adventures and The North Carolina Arboretum will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Biltmore and Basilica of Saint Lawrence. Go for a jaunt from Asheville to Hendersonville to see Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at BREW-ed, explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Asheville trip planner.

Cincinnati to Asheville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
BREW-ed ©
Must see
BREW-ed
4.9
Biltmore ©
Garden
Biltmore
4.6

3
nights
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Get outdoors at Mount LeConte and Grotto Falls Parking. Get some historical perspective at Walker Sisters' Cabin and Little Greenbrier School. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome & Noah Bud Ogle Cabin). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, stop by Unique Gift Outlet, and contemplate the long history of Oconaluftee Indian Village.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bryson City online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Asheville to Bryson City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. September in Bryson City sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Maggie Valley.

Things to do in Bryson City

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Mount LeConte ©
Must see
Mount LeConte
4.9
Clingmans Dome ©
Mountain
Clingmans Dome
4.8
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Hiking Trail
Grotto Falls Parking
4.6

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Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley is a town in Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stop by Maggie Valley Rock Shop and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co..

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Maggie Valley trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Bryson City to Maggie Valley in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Maggie Valley, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Maggie Valley

Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your trip
Maggie Valley Rock Shop ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Maggie Valley Rock Shop
4.8

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