8 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Cherokee
— 2 nights
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Highlands
— 1 night

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Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): add some adventure to your tour with Wahoo's Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, trot along with Vx3 Trail Rides, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grandfather Mountain.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Blowing Rock trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Blowing Rock is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Blowing Rock hover around 76°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Must see
Zipline
4.9
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Horseback Riding Tour
Vx3 Trail Rides
4.8
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River Rafting / Tubing
Wahoo's Adventures
3.7

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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 out of town with these interesting Asheville side-trips: French Broad Adventures (in Marshall), Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Bearwallow Mountain (in Hendersonville). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Biltmore, take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Blowing Rock to Asheville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Blowing Rock, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Garden
Biltmore
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.8

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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, and finally sample the fine beverages at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co.. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Mingo Falls, then examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Waterrock Knob.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cherokee travel route builder.

You can drive from Asheville to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cherokee can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Cherokee

Nature · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
4.6
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Waterfall
Mingo Falls
4.8

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Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at Highlands Aerial Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Dry Falls.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Highlands journey site.

Traveling by car from Cherokee to Highlands takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Highlands can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Highlands

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Waterfall
Dry Falls
4.9
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Waterfall
Bridal Veil Falls
3.6

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