9 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Carolina Mountains trip planner

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Highlands
— 4 nights
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Robbinsville
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 3 nights
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Highlands

Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Highlands: Anna Ruby Falls (in Helen), Skylake Galleries (in Sautee Nacoochee) and Brasstown Bald (in Blairsville). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, view the masterpieces at The Bascom, look for all kinds of wild species at Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens, and relax and float downstream with Southeastern Expeditions.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Highlands sightseeing planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Highlands is an approximately 13-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October, you will find days in Highlands are little chillier (70°F), and nights are colder (44°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Robbinsville.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Robbinsville

Robbinsville is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, United States. You've now added Cherohala Skyway to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): whizz through the canopy at RidgeRunner Ziplines, cruise along Cherohala Skyway, and then do some rugged touring at Deals Gap.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Robbinsville trip planner.

Drive from Highlands to Robbinsville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Robbinsville are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Robbinsville

Outdoors · Adventure · Scenic Drive · Tours

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.
On the 8th (Thu), whizz through the canopy at Navitat Canopy Adventures - Asheville Zipline and then admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Robbinsville to Asheville in 2 hours. October in Asheville sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Parks

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.