8 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

8 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Fly
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Cherokee
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Boone
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Asheville
— 3 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get outside with Carolina Outfitters.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cherokee journey planning site.

Miami to Cherokee is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Miami in July; daily highs in Cherokee reach 83°F and lows reach 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Boone.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

2
nights
Boone

Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. On the 17th (Fri), sample the tasty concoctions at Blowing Rock Brewery, look for all kinds of wild species at Grandfather Mountain, and then contemplate the long history of Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Whiteside Mountain, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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Traveling by car from Cherokee to Boone takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Cherokee in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Boone: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Boone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

3
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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: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock) and Zipline (in Lake Lure). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Biltmore, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

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Traveling by car from Boone to Asheville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Boone in July, expect nights in Asheville to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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.