7 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

7 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Cherokee
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Asheville
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Blowing Rock
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for gifts at Maggie Valley Rock Shop and then sample the fine beverages at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co..

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Cherokee tour itinerary planning tool.

Columbus to Cherokee is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Cherokee, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Nature · Casinos · Adventure · Outdoors

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Waterfall
Dry Falls
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Blue Ridge Pkwy and The North Carolina Arboretum. Visit Biltmore and Basilica of Saint Lawrence for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Asheville: DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain), Bearwallow Mountain (in Hendersonville) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at Navitat Canopy Adventures - Asheville Zipline, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, look for gifts at Mtn Merch, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Cherokee to Asheville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock ©
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): ride a horse along Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, and then take in the awesome beauty at Rough Ridge Lookout.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Blowing Rock road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Blowing Rock takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in October, expect nights in Blowing Rock to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Equestrian Trail
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
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