8 days in North Carolina Mountains & New York City Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Mountains & New York City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Asheville
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryson City
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly

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Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 20th (Sun), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, learn about all things military at WNC Military History Museum, then go deep underground at Crystal Mountain Gem Mine, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go all around town with BREW-ed, then surround yourself with nature on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, and then look for gifts at Colin's Creatures.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville online sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Asheville. In June in Asheville, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bryson City.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bryson City

— 1 night
The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get outside with Nantahala on the Fly, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Nantahala Gorge Ruby Mine.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bryson City road trip planning app.

Getting from Asheville to Bryson City by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Bryson City sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Bryson City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the natural beauty at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Bryson City to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryson City in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

North Carolina Mountains travel guide

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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.