7 days in Saluda & Lake Toxaway Itinerary

7 days in Saluda & Lake Toxaway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Mountains trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Drive to Saluda
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Saluda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Toxaway
— 4 nights
Drive to Asheville Regional Airport, Fly to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

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Saluda

— 2 nights
The City of Saluda is located in both Henderson and Polk counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the verdant scenery at Pearson's Falls and Glen, hunt for treasures at M. A. Pace General Store, then stop by Saluda Gem Mine Wicks & Wares, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Heartwood Contemporary Crafts Gallery. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Saluda Historic Depot, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then get great views at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Saluda trip itinerary builder.

New Orleans to Saluda is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saluda, with lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lake Toxaway.

Things to do in Saluda

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Toxaway

— 4 nights
Lake Toxaway is an unincorporated community in western Transylvania County, North Carolina on U.S. Route 64, and North Carolina Highway 281. Change things up with these side-trips from Lake Toxaway: River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City), Nancy Tut's Christmas Shop (in Dillsboro) and Cherokee (Museum of the Cherokee Indian & Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove, admire the natural beauty at Southern Highlands Reserve, go deep underground at Mountain Treasures Gem Mine, and learn about winemaking at Noble Wine Cellar.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Lake Toxaway vacation planner.

You can drive from Saluda to Lake Toxaway in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lake Toxaway can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Toxaway

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips