8 days in Greenville & North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

8 days in Greenville & North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
— 1 night
— 3 nights
Bryson City
— 3 nights
Drive to Knoxville, Fly to Dallas/Ft.Worth



— 1 night

Textile Center of the World

The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Falls Park on the Reedy and then snap pictures at Liberty Bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Greenville online holiday planner.

Dallas to Greenville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dallas in June since evenings lows in Greenville dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip


— 3 nights

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: Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley), Mast General Store (in Waynesville) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Asheville trip planner.

Drive from Greenville to Asheville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Asheville is little chillier than Greenville - with highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bryson City

— 3 nights
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Highlands (Dry Falls & The Bascom), Anna Ruby Falls (in Helen) and Mingo Falls (in Cherokee). And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, cruise along Cherohala Skyway, try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bryson City driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Bryson City takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bryson City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

North Carolina Mountains travel guide

Historic Sites · Zipline · River Rafting & Tubing
Called the "Land of the Blue Mist" by the Cherokee Indians, the North Carolina Smoky Mountains are one of the world's most biologically diverse wilderness areas. The vast national park sheltering the native wildlife of these ancient mountains offers a close look at the area's nature and its people. A perfect spot for a tranquil vacation, the blue-misted mountains are one of the country's few World Heritage Sites, protecting the largest old-growth forest east of the Mississippi River. Things to do for adventurous visitors include whitewater rafting and river tubing, while those interested in more urbane entertainment can explore the area's many small towns on the 750 km (470 mi) scenic road meandering over the mountains.