9 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

9 days in North Carolina Mountains Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Charlotte
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Boone
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Asheville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Cherokee
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: Charlotte

1
night
Boone

Boone ©
Boone is a town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Foggy Mountain Gem Mine, then look for gifts at Mast General Store, then learn about winemaking at Grandfather Vineyard & Winery, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Blowing Rock Brewery. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, contemplate the long history of Flat Top Manor, then explore by horseback at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Appalachian Mountain Brewery.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Boone vacation planner.

Charlotte to Boone is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in October: high temperatures in Boone hover around 64°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Boone

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Wineries

Side Trips

Blowing Rock, Mast General Store, Grandfather Vineyard & Winery
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Moses H. Cone Memorial Park ©
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
Mast General Store ©
Mast General Store
Flat Top Manor ©
Flat Top Manor

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Visit Biltmore and Basilica of Saint Lawrence for their historical value. Head to New Morning Gallery and Woolworth Walkfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Blue Spiral 1, wander the streets of Biltmore Village, admire the masterpieces at Downtown Asheville Art District, and get a taste of the local shopping with Center for Craft.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Asheville road trip planning tool.

Getting from Boone to Asheville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Boone, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Asheville

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
New Morning Gallery ©
New Morning Gallery
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

3
nights
Cherokee

Cherokee ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and Mountain Farm Museum. Let the collections at Museum of the Cherokee Indian and Oconaluftee Indian Village capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cherokee: Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Waynesville (Sutton and Son's Antiques & Barber Orchard Fruitstand). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet, try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, sample the fine beverages at Elevated Mountain Distilling Co., and admire the sheer force of Mingo Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Cherokee trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Asheville to Cherokee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Cherokee are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Clingmans Dome
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Mountain Farm Museum ©
Mountain Farm Museum

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