8 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Mountains journey planner

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Fly
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Cherokee
— 3 nights
Drive
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Asheville
— 4 nights
Bus to Charlotte, Fly to London Heathrow

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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.
Explore Cherokee's surroundings by going to Dry Falls (in Highlands), Lazy Hiker Brewing Company (in Franklin) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Mingo Falls, try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cherokee road trip planner.

London, UK to Cherokee is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Cherokee. When traveling from London in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cherokee, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zipline (in Lake Lure) and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock). Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and get advice or help at The Folk Art Center.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. In April in Asheville, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trips

North Carolina Mountains travel guide

4.3
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.